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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 27 mai 2004
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic PRM1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Raytheon 390 Premier I
Compagnie:Raytheon Aircraft
Immatriculation: N5010X
Numéro de série: RB-10
Année de Fabrication: 2002
Moteurs: 2 Williams International FJ44
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV (VGT) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Palm Springs International Airport, CA (PSP/KPSP), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV (VGT/KVGT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
A Raytheon 390 Premier I jet sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV (VGT).
The pilot stated that he was high and fast during the descent into Las Vegas but that the approach was "stable" by 500 feet. He stated that he maintained his Vref speed of 112 knots from there until touchdown.
The passenger stated that he felt that the approach was "fast" and that the pilot was "behind the power curve" because of high minimum enroute altitudes in the area and that they had to "hustle down" during the descent. The passenger indicated that the flight crossed the runway threshold "maybe a bit more" that 10 knots above Vref and touched down about 10 knots above Vref. He said it was not a stabilized approach.
Landing distance calculations and other evidence suggest that the lift dump panels did not extend after landing; however, the investigation did not determine the reason(s) for the lack of lift dump. No evidence was found of any failures affecting the lift dump or braking systems. Evidence and interview statements reveal that the pilot flew an unstabilized approach to the runway and landed well above target speed. The high landing speed was result of the pilot's excessive airspeed on the approach and a tailwind component of about 8 knots. Although the pilot landed the airplane within the touchdown area, the airplane's speed upon touchdown was about 17 knots above the prescribed speed. After exiting the end of runway 7, the airplane continued and impacted a perimeter fence and came to rest approximately 735 feet beyond the end of runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight's unstabilized approach and excessive speed. Contributing to the excessive touchdown speed was the presence of a tailwind at landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Accident number: DCA04MA049
Download report: Summary report



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Palm Springs International Airport, CA et Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV est de 289 km (180 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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