ASN Aircraft accident Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander LV-RDB Morón AB, BA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 7 October 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Registration: LV-RDB
MSN: 12
First flight: 1965
Total airframe hrs:4160
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Morón AB, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Morón Air Base (OZP/LEMO), Spain
Destination airport:Morón Air Base, BA (SADM), Argentina
The aircraft was making touch and go landings and had landed for final touchdown. When the reversers were applied the left engine accelerated but did not go into reverse while the right engine responded normally. It became impossible to control the aircraft longitudinally.
To avoid veering off the runway, the aircraft was lifted off but fell violently to the ground. It bounced and deviated 1000 m from the centreline, then veered to the right, struck two cement posts and collided with a wire fence.

Probable Cause:

Contributing factors: insufficient experience on the aircraft by the co-pilot in the pilot's seat and the pilot in the co-pilot's seat. inadequate flight preparation in terms of training. a non-stabilized app and perhaps excess speed. possible asymmetric actuation of the reversers without repetition in subsequent checks. the use of a flight manual which was not suited to the aircraft equipment.

Loss of control

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Distance from Morón Air Base to Morón Air Base, BA as the crow flies is 9622 km (6014 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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