Crash-aerien 16 JUL 1983 d'un Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I N68TG - Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:samedi 16 juillet 1983
Heure:21:08
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic G159 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Compagnie:Orion Air
Immatriculation: N68TG
Numéro de série: 68
Année de Fabrication: 1961
Heures de vol:14759
Moteurs: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 529-8E
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 463 m (1519 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI/KTRI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Descent for final approach was delayed by the co-pilot, because he wanted to locate the airport first.
Seeing the runway (in hazy conditions) the co-pilot suggested to make a 360deg. turn because the runway seemed too close. The captain continued the approach and landed long. The brakes didn't seem to work and even the emergency brakes didn't operate. The Gulfstream finally overran the runway, struck a fence and ended up against an embankment. The aircraft caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudgement of the airspeed and distance by the pilot-in-command, and the failure of the pilot-in-command to perform a go-around.
Factors relating to the accident were: Light condition - dusk; weather condition - haze; airport facilities - visual approach slope indicator not operating; the fence and the dirt bank the airplane struck."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-85-01-SUM
Download report: Final report


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN et Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN est de 159 km (100 miles).

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