ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 55 N921FP Rutland Airport, VT (RUT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 6 August 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 55
Operator:Federal Paper Board
Registration: N921FP
MSN: 55-103
First flight: 1984
Total airframe hrs:901
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rutland Airport, VT (RUT) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 240 m (787 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Rutland Airport, VT (RUT/KRUT), United States of America
Destination airport:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), United States of America
Takeoff attempted on wrong runway. Takeoff was aborted but the Lear overran the runway and hit a stone wall. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Probable Cause:

wrong runway..selected..pilot in command
checklist..not used..pilot in command
procedures/directives..not followed..pilot in command
complacency..pilot in command

Landing or takeoff on wrong runway
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Rutland Airport, VT to Teterboro Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 309 km (193 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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