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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 27 april 1977
Tijd:13:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 75A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Rockwell International Corporation
Registratie: N6NR
Constructienummer: 380-43
Bouwjaar: 1977
Motoren: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Wheeling-Palwaukee Airport, IL (PWK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pontiac Airport, MI (PTK/KPTK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wheeling-Palwaukee Airport, IL (PWK/KPWK), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Pontiac Airport, MI en Wheeling-Palwaukee Airport, IL bedraagt 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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