ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 75 N877W Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Saturday 2 April 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 75
Operator:Georgia Crown Distributing Co.
Registration: N877W
MSN: 45-496
First flight: 2014
Engines: 2 Honeywell TFE731-40BR-1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Atlanta-Fulton County Airport, GA (FTY/KFTY), United States of America
Destination airport:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU/KMMU), United States of America
A Learjet 75, N877W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU), New Jersey, USA.
The pilots and the two passengers sustained minor injuries.

According to the captain in the left seat, the airplane was established on a visual approach for landing on runway 23. The reported wind was from 340° at 3 knots gusting to 16 knots. The quartering tailwind was computed "within limits," the thrust reversers were deployed at touchdown, and the airplane turned "sharply to the right." According to the captain, "It felt unusual. Normal crosswind correction inputs made no difference, extreme inputs were made, and still no control was possible." The airplane departed the right side of the runway, and the entire wing structure separated from the main fuselage, which continued for about 100 ft before coming to rest upright. The crew shut down the airplane and exited the main cabin door along with one passenger, while the second passenger egressed the airplane by the emergency exit.

NTSB examination of track data and airport surveillance video revealed a nominal approach profile and that the airplane crossed the runway threshold about 120 knots groundspeed. About 9 seconds into the landing roll, the airplane turned sharply to its right. The airplane departed the runway, its left wingtip struck the ground, the entire wing structure (left wing/right wing/wingbox) separated from the airplane as one assembly, and the fuselage continued a short distance before it came to rest upright. The thrust reversers on each engine were deployed, and their positions were approximately matched.
The windsock in the foreground of the video was nearly parallel to the ground and pointed about 90° toward the runway and the airplane’s right side.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: ERA22LA175
Download report: Preliminary report

Runway excursion (veer-off)

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METAR Weather report:
15:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
KMMU 021500Z 36009G14KT 10SM FEW250 06/M04 A3012

15:25 UTC / 11:25 local time:
KMMU 021525Z 32006G14KT 10SM FEW250 07/M05 A3011

15:45 UTC / 11:45 local time:
KMMU 021545Z 33007KT 10SM FEW250 07/M04 A3010


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from AX.
Distance from Atlanta-Fulton County Airport, GA to Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 1178 km (736 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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