Unfallbericht:The airplane touched down about 1/3 beyond the approach end of runway 28, a 5,000 foot-long, asphalt runway. The captain applied light braking and attempted to actuate the thrust reversers; however, the reverser handles could not be moved beyond the 'Deploy-Reverse-Idle' position. After the captain cycled the levers two or three times, he began to apply maximum braking. The airplane overran the runway and came to rest on a plateau about 90 feet below the runway elevation.
|Datum:||Samstag 17 April 1999|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Beechcraft Beechjet 400A|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5A|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Beckley Airport, WV (BKW) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI/KPBI), USA|
|Flug nach:||Beckley Airport, WV (BKW/KBKW), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command misjudged his altitude and airspeed which resulted in an overrun. Contributing to the accident were the pilot's lack of total flight experience in make and model, the pilot's reliance on the airplane's optional thrust reverser system and his inability to engage the airplane's thrust reverser system for undetermined reasons."
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Distance from West Palm Beach International Airport, FL to Beckley Airport, WV as the crow flies is 1231 km (769 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.