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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 30 März 1999
Zeit:11:47
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Fluggesellschaft:Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation
Kennzeichen: N508GP
Werknummer: 35A-424
Baujahr: 1981
Betriebsstunden:7686
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Rogers, AR (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC (INT/KINT), USA
Flug nach:Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field, AR (ROG/KROG), USA
Unfallbericht:
A high rate of descent developed on final approach, and the plane touched down hard 12 feet short of the landing threshold. The left main landing gear separated after impacting the concrete foundation supporting the runway's approach lighting system.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain the proper descent rate, his failure to attain the proper touchdown point and the fightcrew's delay in taking remedial action. A factor was the downdraft. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: FTW99LA103
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
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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 Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC to Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field, AR as the crow flies is 1236 km (772 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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