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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 12 February 2008
Time:20:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic PRM1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Raytheon 390 Premier I
Operator:DEKA Research & Development Corp.
Registration: N16DK
C/n / msn: RB-19
First flight: 2001
Total airframe hrs:1584
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Leesburg Executive Airport, VA (JYO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Wichita-Beech Airport, KS (BEC/KBEC), United States of America
Destination airport:Leesburg Executive Airport, VA (JYO/KJYO), United States of America
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he made a normal approach to runway 17 at JYO, a 5,500-foot-long and 100-foot wide, asphalt runway. He stated the airplane touched down at the "beginning" of the runway and his speed at touchdown was approximately 100 knots. As the airplane touched down on the runway, the braking was "adequate" and the airplane decelerated "normally." At approximately the mid-field position of the runway, the braking became increasingly less effective until braking was "near nil," and the airplane was no longer decelerating.
The pilot maneuvered the airplane off the left side of the runway to gain traction from the grass area between the runway and the parallel taxiway. The airplane maintained its heading approximately parallel to the runway until it came to a stop past the end of runway 17. After exiting the airplane, the pilot noticed the left main landing gear had collapsed, and the left wing was resting on the grass. He also stepped onto the departure end of the runway and observed the runway covered in black ice, with a thin layer of water.
Examination of the airplane revealed the left main landing gear punctured the wing, resulting in substantial damage to the wing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The airplane's runway excursion during landing roll following an encounter with ice. Contributing to the accident was the ice-covered runway, and the airport personnel's lack of knowledge regarding the runway condition."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: NYC08LA099
Download report: Summary report

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Wichita-Beech Airport, KS to Leesburg Executive Airport, VA as the crow flies is 1705 km (1066 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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