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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 27 November 1998
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L29B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1329-25 JetStar II
Kennzeichen: N787WB
Werknummer: 5210
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Austin-Robert Mueller Municipal, TX (AUS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), USA
Flug nach:Austin-Robert Mueller Municipal, TX (AUS/KAUS), USA
A Lockheed L-1329-25 JetStar II, N787WB, impacted an airport sign and terrain following a loss of nose wheel steering during the landing roll on runway 13R at Austin-Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, Texas.
The pilot reported hearing a loud pop as the nose gear settled onto the runway during landing. The aircraft veered hard to the right and application of the left brake had no effect. The airplane skidded 978 feet before exiting the runway near taxiway Papa. The airplane struck a runway marker and subsequently collapsed the nose landing gear. The aircraft traveled an additional 120 feet before coming to rest.

Probable Cause:

The steering actuator fatigue failure resulting from inadequate procedure documentation for the manufacturing process.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: FTW99LA045
Download report: Summary report



photo of Lockheed-L-1329-25-JetStar-II-N787WB
accident date: 27-11-1998
type: Lockheed L-1329-25 JetStar II
registration: N787WB
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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