Accident Honda HA-420 HondaJet N789RJ,
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Date:Tuesday 15 November 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic HDJT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Honda HA-420 HondaJet
Owner/operator:Andersen Air LLC
Registration: N789RJ
MSN: 42000172
Year of manufacture:2019
Total airframe hrs:443 hours
Engine model:GE Honda HF120
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC)
Destination airport:Idaho Falls-Fanning Field, ID (IDA/KIDA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The HondaJet sustained substantial damage when it struck taxiway lights and runway lights during takeoff from runway 17 at Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC).
The aircraft lined up on the left edge of the runway, and commenced takeoff. The highest attained speed according to tracking data was about 77 knots before the takeoff was aborted. The aircraft vacated the runway at taxiway K7 and taxied back to the ramp.

Probable Cause and Findings: The pilot’s inadvertent attempt to takeoff on a left side of runway, rather than the centerline of runway, which resulted in a collision with runway edge lights during the night time takeoff.


04:54 UTC / 21:54 local time:
KSLC 160454Z 16003KT 10SM FEW060 M01/M06 A3055 RMK AO2 SLP362 T10111061

05:54 UTC / 22:54 local time:
KSLC 160554Z 19003KT 10SM FEW060 M02/M07 A3055 RMK AO2 SLP365 T10171072 10022 21017 51014

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR23LA032
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report




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