Narrative:A Learjet 35A corporate jet, HB-VGC, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Lugano Airport (LUG), Switzerland. Both crew members survived.
|Date:||Wednesday 14 January 1987|
|C/n / msn:|| 35-259|
|First flight:|| 1979|
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Lugano Airport (LUG) (Switzerland)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France|
|Destination airport:||Lugano Airport (LUG/LSZA), Switzerland|
The airplane overran the snow covered runway at Lugano, crossed a road and came to rest in a field.
The accident was due to a runway excursion of the aircraft due to insufficient deceleration after landing on a runway made slippery by a light layer of snow.
Elements that played a role:
- Absence of a report on the state of the track
- Information provided was too optimistic and partly on the wrong runway conditions
- Overly optimistic assessment of the overall situation on the part of the crew
- Condition of the tires
- Late opening of the parachute brake
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Commission fédérale d'enquête sur les accidents d'aviation - Switzerland |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||No 1987/1-1282|
|duration of investigation:||1687 days (4 years 7.6 months)|
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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 Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Lugano Airport as the crow flies is 291 km (182 miles).