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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 27 April 1977
Zeit:13:36
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 75A
Fluggesellschaft:Rockwell International Corporation
Kennzeichen: N6NR
Werknummer: 380-43
Baujahr: 1977
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Wheeling-Palwaukee Airport, IL (PWK) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Pontiac Airport, MI (PTK/KPTK), USA
Flug nach:Wheeling-Palwaukee Airport, IL (PWK/KPWK), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Rockwell Sabreliner 75A corporate jet was damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident at Wheeling-Palwaukee Airport, IL (PWK). One of the two pilots was injured.
Upon landing with a tailwind component, the captain attempted to decelerate using maximum reverse thrust while the copilot stowed the reversers, assuming a go around was necessary.
The airplane overran the runway, went through the perimeter fence, struck two cars and crashed into a warehouse. Two motorists and one warehouse worker were injured.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
copilot - spontaneous-improper action
miscellaneous acts,conditions - crew coordination-poor
FACTORS:
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
powerplant - thrust reverser: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - thrust reversal-asymetrical
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» Ludington Daily News - Apr 27, 1977


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Distance from Pontiac Airport, MI to Wheeling-Palwaukee Airport, IL as the crow flies is 370 km (232 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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