Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 26 March 2007
Time:07:30
Type:Learjet 36A
Operator:Phoenix Air
Registration: N527PA
C/n / msn: 36A-019
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:15152
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Hampton-Newport News/Williamsburg Airport, VA (PHF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Hampton-Newport News/Williamsburg Airport, VA (PHF/KPHF), United States of America
Destination airport:Hampton-Newport News/Williamsburg Airport, VA (PHF/KPHF), United States of America
Narrative:
During takeoff from runway 20 at Newport News (PHF), as the airplane approached 120 knots, the crew heard a "loud pop." The airplane began to pull to the
left, and the pilot flying aborted the takeoff by retarding the throttles and applying maximum braking. The airplane began to "fishtail" down the runway and
the pilot not flying activated the drag chute. The drag chute appeared to be inoperative, and the pilots were unable to stop the airplane on the runway. The
airplane continued off the right side, impacted a runway light, and came to rest in the grass. Both of the left main landing gear tires had blown, and the left main
landing gear was separated from the airplane. Additionally, substantial damage was noted to the left wing spar.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the landing gear tires due to foreign object damage (FOD) on the runway. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the drag chute."

Sources:
» NTSB id NYC07LA087


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