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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Datum:woensdag 30 oktober 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G-IV
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alberto-Culver USA, Inc.
Registratie: N23AC
Constructienummer: 1047
Bouwjaar: 1988
Aantal vlieguren:2938
Aantal vluchten:1219
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Chicago-Executive Airport, IL (PWK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago-Executive Airport, IL (PWK/KPWK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), Verenigde Staten
Collided with the terrain following a loss of control during a takeoff ground roll on runway 34 in gusty crosswind conditions. It struck a ditch and became airborne shortly until the left wing fuel tank exploded.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot-in-command (PIC) to maintain directional control of the airplane during the takeoff roll in a gusty crosswind, his failure to abort the takeoff, and failure of the copilot to adequately monitor and/or take sufficient remedial action to help avoid the occurrence. Factors relating to the accident included the gusty crosswind condition, the drainage ditch, the flight crew's inadequate preflight, the Nose Wheel Steering Control Select Switch in the "Handwheel Only" position, and the lack of standardization of the two companies' operations manuals and Interchage Agreement. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: CHI97MA017
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chicago-Executive Airport, IL en Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA bedraagt 2768 km (1730 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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