Runway excursion Accident Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I N205M,
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Date:Tuesday 25 July 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic G159 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Owner/operator:Mellon Bank
Registration: N205M
MSN: 62
Year of manufacture:1961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Harrisburg-York State Airport, PA (HAR) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Harrisburg-York State Airport, PA (HAR/KCXY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While approaching Harrisburg-York State Airport, the airplane encountered rain showers. After touchdown at 105 knots with a 9 knots quartering tailwind the Gulfstream hydroplaned. To avoid overrunning the runway, the pilot ground-looped. The aircraft sustained irreparable damage after sliding off the runway.

miscellaneous acts, conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
miscellaneous acts, conditions - downwind
weather - thunderstorm activity
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC68A0015
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report


NTSB File 2-0388


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