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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 16 Februar 1999
Zeit:13:06
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II SP
Fluggesellschaft:Trans-Exec Air Service
Kennzeichen: N711TE
Werknummer: 105
Baujahr: 1971
Betriebsstunden:14333
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Montrose County Airport, CO (MTJ/KMTJ), USA
Flug nach:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY/KVNY), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II, N711TE, sustained substantial damage when it departed the end of runway 16R after landing at the Van Nuys, California, airport. The captain, first officer, cabin attendant, and sole passenger were not injured. The airplane departed Montrose, Colorado, at 13:35 mountain standard time on the non-stop cross-country flight to Van Nuys.
The pilot flew the airplane on final approach to Van Nuys above reference speed, landed long, overran the runway, and collided with airplanes in a tie down area. During the descent from 8,000 feet, and within 13 miles of the airport, the airplane reached speeds over 300 knots and attained descent rates in excess of 4,000 feet per minute. At 1.5 miles from the runway and 700 feet above the airport elevation, the airplane was descending at 3,000 feet per minute and flying over 200 knots. The reference speed was 138 knots with flaps 20 during the approach and 125 knots for landing. Company policy required the pilot to maintain speed within 10 knots of reference speed. Neither aircrew member considered a go around.
The aircrew did not provide a safety briefing to the passenger. After the airplane came to rest, the aircrew evacuated the airplane prior to off-loading their passenger.

Probable Cause:

The pilot performed inadequate in flight planning and decided to continue the approach and landing with excessive airspeed. The pilot failed to follow company directives, which required a go around under the encountered flight conditions. This led to a long landing, resulting in an overrun and collision with parked airplanes.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 5 months
Accident number: LAX99FA101
Download report: Summary report


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N23M ended up as N711TE
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Distance from Montrose County Airport, CO to Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1054 km (659 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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