Descripción del Accidente ASN 24 JUL 1995 Gulfstream G-IV N480UP - Denver-Centennial Airport, CO (APA)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 24 julio 1995
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G-IV
Operador:Union Pacific Aviation
Registración: N480UP
Numéro de série: 1054
Año de Construcción: 1988
Horas Totales de la Célula:3380
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Denver-Centennial Airport, CO (APA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA (ABE/KABE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver-Centennial Airport, CO (APA/KAPA), Estados Unidos de América
A Gulfstream G-IV, N480UP, sustained substantial damage on landing at Denver-Centennial Airport, Colorado, USA, when part of the left main landing gear penetrated the wing during landing/taxi. The two crew members and seven passengers were not injured.
According to the crew, the flight from Allentown, PA to their destination was uneventful. They were given a visual approach to runway 33 at Centennial Airport and the landing and taxi appeared normal; however, they noted a slight list to the left during taxi. The aircraft was parked at the passenger facility and the passengers disembarked normally. During post flight, the crew found damage to the left main landing gear assembly. Items incurring damage were the tires, shock strut, cables/wiring, left gear fairing box, and door fairing. It was found that the left shock strut had penetrated the gear fairing box aft of the gear well.

Probable Cause:

Failure of the left main landing gear strut attachment for undetermined reasons.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 148 days (5 months)
Accident number: FTW95LA316
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA to Denver-Centennial Airport, CO as the crow flies is 2475 km (1547 miles).

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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