Runway excursion Accident Learjet 35A N440HM, Thursday 27 February 1997
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Date:Thursday 27 February 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 35A
Owner/operator:Colvin Aviation Inc.
Registration: N440HM
MSN: 35A-294
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Greenville Downtown Airport, SC (GMU) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL)
Destination airport:Greenville Downtown Airport, SC (GMU/KGMU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After an ILS approach the Learjet touched down long on runway 36. The aircraft hydroplaned and went off the runway, skidded through 200 feet of sod, vaulted off a 25 foot embankment, skidded across a road, and collided with a ditch.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to achieve the proper touchdown point on a known wet runway, resulting in a subsequent overrun and on ground collision with a ditch. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA97LA088
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years
Download report: Final report




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