ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 60 N9CU Westhampton-Francis S. Gabreski Airport, NY (FOK)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 23 August 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 60
Operator:Jet Shares LLC
Registration: N9CU
MSN: 60-075
First flight: 1996
Total airframe hrs:4028
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Westhampton-Francis S. Gabreski Airport, NY (FOK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), United States of America
Destination airport:Westhampton-Suffolk County Airport, NY (FOK/KFOK), United States of America
Departure from Tampa (TPA) was reportedly normal. While passing through FL380 for FL390, the captain noticed the anti-skid light, "# 1 Wheel - Left Outboard" was illuminated. He subsequently turned the anti-skid switch off per the checklist. As the airplane neared Westhampton (FOK), while performing the descent checklist, the captain recycled the anti-skid switch twice, with "normal" indications. He then left the anti-skid on.
The captain flew the instrument landing system approach to runway 24, and upon touchdown, felt an "immediate" loss of directional control. "Steering would not respond," and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway. The thrust reversers were also "locked out" and did not deploy.
The airplane came to rest 400 feet left of the runway. The left wing was damaged, and both landing gear were separated from the airplane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's failure to properly align the airplane prior to touchdown."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: NYC07LA202
Download report: Summary report

Runway excursion (veer-off)



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Distance from Tampa International Airport, FL to Westhampton-Suffolk County Airport, NY as the crow flies is 1682 km (1051 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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