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Accident description
Last updated: 21 May 2018
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 11 June 1985
Time:07:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Operator:Sultan Industries
Registration: N69GT
C/n / msn: 44
First flight:
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY/KVNY), United States of America
Narrative:
Ran off runway 16R on landing when primary hydraulic system pressure dropped during an ILS approach. The aircraft struck 2 vehicles and a chain fence before coming to rest on a golf course 1300 feet past the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
brakes(emergency)..improper use of..pilot in command
improper use of procedure..pilot in command
reversers..not used..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
hydraulic system,reservoir..low level
brakes(normal)..not possible..other maintenance personnel
aircraft preflight..not performed..pilot in command

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Tucson International Airport, AZ to Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA as the crow flies is 735 km (460 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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