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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 24 mai 2006
Heure:00:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic WW24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI 1124 Westwind
Compagnie:Air Trek
Immatriculation: N475AT
Numéro de série: 270
Année de Fabrication: 1979
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TFE731-3-1G
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:George Town-Exuma International Airport (GGT) (   Bahamas)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Ambulance
Aéroport de départ:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Porto Rico
Aéroport de destination:Norfolk International Airport, VA (ORF/KORF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The air ambulance flight departed San Juan (SJU), Puerto Rico about 23:15. The pilot stated that while en route they received a Left GEN OFF annunciator light. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) was completed and the flight continued with the right generator functioning normally. The decision was made to divert to Punta Gorda-Charlotte County Airport, FL (PGD). The flight continued and approximately 1 hour 40 minutes into the flight the captain noticed several annunciations, and messages that both GPS receivers were not receiving input from the #2 electrical bus. The right generator was checked and it appeared to be functioning normally, but when the captain later checked the battery gauge it was reading 11-14 volts. He declared an emergency with ATC and advised the controller of their situation, and requested a vector to the nearest airport. The flight was vectored to the Exuma International Airport (GGT), Bahamas and while fully configured for landing while flying at 1,500 feet, the airplane, "...became dark." No lights were on at the airport and the captain spotted what he thought was the runway. After touchdown, he applied full brakes and the thrust reversers but they did not deploy. At some point during the landing roll the right main landing gear tire blew and the airplane departed the right side of the runway. After coming to rest the captain attempted to secure both engines but the left engine continued to operate.

Probable Cause:

Findings and Probable Cause could not be determined as the aircraft was stripped of its components, instrumentations, manuals and CVR by the owners of the aircraft, without permission or authorization from the Accident Investigation Personnel

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIPU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: A0620215
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of IAI-1124-Westwind-N475AT
accident date: 24-05-2006
type: IAI 1124 Westwind
registration: N475AT
 

Plan
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 San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport et Norfolk International Airport, VA est de 2268 km (1417 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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