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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Sunday 26 September 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24A
Operator:Dolphin Aviation
Registration: N224SC
C/n / msn: 24-100
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:12869
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL (SRQ/KSRQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL/KGVL), United States of America
During landing rollout on runway 29, about 2000 feet down the runway, the brakes became ineffective. The rolled off the end of the runway, down an embankment, across a 4 lane road, and came to rest in a drainage ditch. Brake assemblies were worn beyond allowable limits.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inadequate inspection of the main landing gear brake assemblies, which lead to operation of the aircraft with worn brakes that failed during the landing roll. Contributing factors were the descending terrain, roadway and ditch. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: MIA99FA267
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL to Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA as the crow flies is 769 km (481 miles).

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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