AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT - INLET MARINE, INC., GATES LEARJET N77RS, CENTURY III, MODEL 25C, ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, DECEMBER 4, 1978
About 1450, Alaska standard time, on December 4, 1978, Gates Learjet N77RS crashed alongside runway 06R at the Anchorage International Airport. The accident occurred during the landing phase following a visual approach. The aircraft was destroyed. The flight path was normal almost to touchdown when the aircraft suddenly pitched up and began to bank steeply from side to side. The aircraft rolled to the right and continued over until the right wing struck the ground. Both pilots and three passengers were killed; two passengers survived. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was an encounter with strong, gusting crosswinds during the landing attempt, which caused the aircraft to roll abruptly and unexpectedly. The ensueing loss of control resulted from inappropriate pilot techniques during the attempt to regain control of the aircraft.
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National Transportation Safety BoardBureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1979-12-13
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Approach; Control; Crash investigation; Crosswinds; Dynamic loads; Gusts; Human factors; Landing; Passenger aircraft; Rolling; Rotation; Stall; Wind
- Identifier Terms: Learjet aircraft; Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
- Uncontrolled Terms: Gust loads
- Geographic Terms: Alaska
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft landing; Roll
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00312819
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-79-18
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM