Runway excursion Accident Learjet 24 N44GA, Monday 30 January 1984
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Date:Monday 30 January 1984
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 24
Owner/operator:Gee Bee Aero Inc
Registration: N44GA
MSN: 24-129
Year of manufacture:1967
Total airframe hrs:3306 hours
Engine model:General Electric CJ610-4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Avalon, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Santa Rosa-Sonoma County Airport, CA (STS/KSTS)
Destination airport:Catalina Island-Avalon Bay Airport, CA (AVX/KAVX)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Sales demo. Touched down 500 feet down the runway, overran and went over a 90 feet bluff. Caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
reason for occurrence undetermined
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
terrain condition..mountainous/hilly
improper..pilot in command
terrain condition..downhill
self-induced pressure..pilot in command
airport fire/rescue service..inadequate
pressure induced by others..other person
airport facilities,runway/landing area condition..uphill
airport facilities,runway/landing area condition..rough/uneven

Sources:

NTSB

Statistics

  • 64th worst accident in 1984
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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