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Last updated: 26 July 2021
Datum:dinsdag 22 mei 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic GALX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G200 Galaxy
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Silver Air
Registratie: N813WM
Constructienummer: 054
Bouwjaar: 2001
Aantal vlieguren:5299
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU) (   Honduras)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX (AUS/KAUS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
A Gulfstream G200 Galaxy corporate jet suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 02 at Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport, Honduras. The aircraft was destroyed but all occupants survived with minor or no injuries.
The flight had departed from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Texas, USA with four passengers and two pilots on board. The en route part of the flight was uneventful. The flight was cleared to land on runway 02 at Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport. The runway length is 2012 meters, but the Landing Distance Available is 1657 meters. The aircraft was fast on the approach and touched down at an airspeed of 142 knots, whereas it should have been 128 knots. Touchdown occurred late, 993 meters short of the end of the runway. It then took 13 seconds before ground spoilers and thrust reversers were deployed.
The aircraft was not able to stop on the remaining runway, went down a slope and came to rest across a road. The fuselage broke in two, immediately forward of the wing.

Probable Cause:

Probable Causes: (translated from Spanish)
- Approach at a speed greater than the reference speed for weight and balance specified in the aircraft checklist.
- Lack of specific information on the length of the runway at Toncontín International Airport by the crew for the approach to runway 02, when landing almost halfway down the runway leaving little distance for effective braking of the systems.

Contributing Factor
- Late application of the devices and braking of the aircraft after contact with the runway, actuating them 0:13 seconds after landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA Honduras
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: AHAC-ACCID-04-2018
Download report: Final report


METAR Weather report:
17:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
MHTG 221700Z 00000KT 9999 SCT026 BKN250 27/17 Q1016 A3000 NOSIG

17:25 UTC / 11:25 local time:
MHTG 221725Z 30004KT 9999 SCT028TCU BKN250 27/16 Q1016 A3000


CIAA Honduras issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Gulfstream-G200-Galaxy-N813WM
accident date: 22-05-2018
type: Gulfstream G200 Galaxy
registration: N813WM
photo of Gulfstream-G200-Galaxy-N813WM
accident date: 22-05-2018
type: Gulfstream G200 Galaxy
registration: N813WM

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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 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX en Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport bedraagt 2076 km (1298 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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