ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 60 OE-GFA Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 14 June 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 60
Operator:Jetalliance Flugbetriebs
Registration: OE-GFA
MSN: 60-214
First flight: 2001
Total airframe hrs:1977
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU) (   Romania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB), Ukraine
Destination airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
A Learjet 60 corporate jet sustained damage in a landing accident at Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU), Romania.
The airplane originated in Kiev, Ukraine, were it departed at 13:06. The en route part of the flight was uneventful. The flight was cleared for an NDB approach and landing on runway 25. The flight crew was not aware that the runway threshold was displaced by 800 m due to maintenance works. Also, the original threshold was still visible and markings for the new threshold had not been applied.
After touchdown on the original runway 25 threshold, the right hand main gear broke off and the airplane went off the side of the runway.

Probable Cause:

Technical Investigation Commission considers that the following factors led to the accident:
(1) Lack of information on the displaced threshold 25 or its omission by the crew of the aircraft;
(2) Failing air traffic control phraseology in AIRAC AIP SUPPLEMENT 01/06.
(3) Obliteration of markings for the normal threshold (original) associated with the NDB approach and low height of the aircraft, which hampered the observation that on the landing runway two thresholds were plotted (original and the displaced).

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 8 months
Accident number: NR. A12-01
Download report: Final report

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Distance from Kiev-Borispol Airport to Bucharest-Baneasa Airport as the crow flies is 737 km (461 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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