Accident Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II N500J,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 329306
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Date:Sunday 26 September 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II
Owner/operator:Johnson & Johnson Inc.
Registration: N500J
MSN: 60
Year of manufacture:1969
Total airframe hrs:3216 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Hot Springs-Ingalls Field, VA (HSP) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Trenton-Mercer County Airport, NJ (TTN/KTTN)
Destination airport:Hot Springs-Ingalls Field, VA (HSP/KHSP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Descended below decision height while on a runway 24 ILS approach and impacted terrain 500 feet below the runway elevation of 3,766 feet. Weather included indefinite ceiling - 100 feet, sky obscured, visibility 1/8 mile in fog.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The National Transportation Safety Board could not determine the probable cause of the aircraft's descent below decision height and impact with terrain 500 ft below the elevation of the runway."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DCA76AZ039
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) NTSB; Hot Springs-Ingalls Field, VA (HSP); 26 September 1976

photo (c) Ralf P. Kokoschka; Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH); 07 June 1970

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