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Last updated: 20 October 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 13 januari 1998
Tijd:08:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Corporate Aviation
Registratie: N627WS
Constructienummer: 25-170
Bouwjaar: 1974
Aantal vlieguren:8943
Motoren: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3,2 km (2 mijl) E of Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Descended below the glideslope during the second runway 26 approach, struck trees and crashed. The first officer's instruments were displaying a false full fly-down glideslope indication because of a failed amplifier in the navigation receiver.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's continued descent of the airplane below the glideslope and through the published decision height without visual contact with the runway environment. Also, when the captain encountered difficulty tracking the localizer course, his improper decision to continue the approach by transferring control to the first officer instead of executing a missed approach contributed to the cause. In addition, the following were factors to the accident: (1) American Corporate Aviation's failure to provide an airworthy airplane to the flight crew following maintenance, resulting in a false glideslope indication to the first officer; (2) the flight crew's failure to follow company crew coordination procedures, which called for approach briefings and altitude callouts; and (3) the lack of an FAA requirement for a ground proximity warning system on the airplane. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: FTW98MA096
Download report: Summary report

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Kaart
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 Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX en Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX bedraagt 38 km (24 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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