Accident IAI 1124A Westwind II N311BR,
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Date:Friday 3 March 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic WW24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
IAI 1124A Westwind II
Owner/operator:Kennecott Corp
Registration: N311BR
MSN: 344
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:3931 hours
Engine model:Garrett TFE731-3-1G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Gillette-Campbell County Airport, WY (GCC) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hayden-Yampa Valley Airport, CO (HDN/KHDN)
Destination airport:Gillette-Campbell County Airport, WY (GCC/KGCC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Entered a high sinkrate during an unstabilized final approach when the captain failed to retract the spoilers. The aircraft touched down short of the runway and the left main landing gear separated shortly thereafter.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot in command's failure to retract the spoilers and the consequent high sink rate on an unstabilized final approach. Factors contributing to the accident were: icing conditions, both pilots diverted attention, inadequate flight crew coordination, and inadequate (cockpit resource management) training. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA95LA059
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report




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