Narrative:The Premier 1 corporate jet aircraft took off normally from Jodhpur (JDH), India. The flight en-route up to approach to land at Udaipur (UDR) was uneventful. After clearance to land at Udaipur the pilot selected the flaps-10; the flap didnĺt respond and "Flaps-Fail" message flashed. The pilot decided to go for a flap-less landing and carried out the check list for Flaps Up approach & landing. The approach speed of the aircraft was probably high and it could not be brought to the assigned limit for flap less landing. The pilot continued approach at high speed. From about 25 feet height, the aircraft had a sort of free fall and impacted the runway. It rolled for about 150 feet with heavy breaking on both the wheels; which caused heavy rubber deposits on the runway and subsequent tyre burst. The aircraft veered to right and hit the boundary wall before it stopped.
|Date:||Wednesday 19 March 2008|
Raytheon 390 Premier I
|C/n / msn:|| RB-23|
|First flight:|| 2001|
|Total airframe hrs:||989|
|Engines:|| 2 Williams International FJ44-2|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Udaipur-Dabok Airport (UDR) ( India)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Jodhpur Airport (JDH), India|
|Destination airport:||Udaipur-Dabok Airport (UDR/VAUD), India|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incident occurred as the aircraft impacted runway with higher speed while carrying out flapless approach and landing."
» Close shave at Udaipur airport (Indian Express, 20-3-2008)
Official accident investigation report
Follow-up / safety actions
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Distance from Jodhpur Airport to Udaipur-Dabok Airport as the crow flies is 200 km (125 miles).