Accident Gulfstream G-IV N480UP, Monday 24 July 1995
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Date:Monday 24 July 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gulfstream G-IV
Owner/operator:Union Pacific Aviation
Registration: N480UP
MSN: 1054
Year of manufacture:1988
Total airframe hrs:3380 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Denver-Centennial Airport, CO (APA) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA (ABE/KABE)
Destination airport:Denver-Centennial Airport, CO (APA/KAPA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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
Report number: FTW95LA316
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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