Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 31 May 1985
Time:23:00
Type:Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Operator:General Aviation Inc.
Registration: N181TG
C/n / msn: 181
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:1363
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 529-8X/E
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA) (   United States of America) show on map
Crash site elevation: 183 m (600 feet) amsl
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), United States of America
Destination airport:Indianapolis International Airport, IN (IND/KIND), United States of America
Flightnumber: 115
Narrative:
The Gulfstream I crashed after taking off from runway 20R when the no. 1 engine shut down. The left engine probably shut down because the left lever was found between the 'fuel off' and 'feather' positions, de-activating the autofeather system. The aircraft came to rest 100 feet past the runway end, 1720 feet left of the extended centreline.
The aircraft crashed following the application of water-methanol.


PROBABLE CAUSE:
Preflight planning/preparation .. Inadequate .. Pilot in command
Checklist .. Not followed .. no person specified
Powerplant controls .. Improper use of .. Pilot in command
Fluid,fuel .. Starvation
Emergency procedure .. Improper .. Pilot in command
Propeller feathering .. Not performed .. Pilot in command
Remedial action .. Not attained .. Copilot/second pilot
Airspeed(Vmc) .. Not maintained .. Pilot in command
Contributing Factors
Light condition .. Night

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/88 (#21)
» NTSB id. ATL85MA177


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Distance from Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN to Indianapolis International Airport, IN as the crow flies is 398 km (249 miles).

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