ASN Aircraft accident Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander N69GT Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 11 June 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Operator:Sultan Industries
Registration: N69GT
MSN: 44
First flight: 1965
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY/KVNY), United States of America
Ran off runway 16R on landing when primary hydraulic system pressure dropped during an ILS approach. The aircraft struck 2 vehicles and a chain fence before coming to rest on a golf course 1300 feet past the runway.

Probable Cause:

brakes(emergency)..improper use of..pilot in command
improper use of procedure..pilot in command
reversers..not used..pilot in command
hydraulic system,reservoir..low level
brakes(normal)..not possible..other maintenance personnel
aircraft preflight..not performed..pilot in command

Hydraulic system problem
Runway excursion



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tucson International Airport, AZ to Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA as the crow flies is 735 km (460 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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