Monday, January 02, 2017

Raytheon Hawker 800XP, Zoom Aviation LLC, N910JD: Accident occurred January 02, 2017 at Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), Maricopa County, Arizona

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Zoom Aviation LLC:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: SCOTTSDALE

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA049

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 02, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ
Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY HAWKER 800XP, registration: N910JD
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, a
nd may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On January 2, 2017, about 1643 mountain standard time, a Hawker 800XP, N910JD sustained substantial damage when the nose landing gear collapsed during a landing roll at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), Scottsdale, Arizona. The two pilots, both airline transport pilots, were not injuried. The airplane was registered to Zoom Aviation, LLC, and operated by Pinnacle Air Charter, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on an instrument rules flight plan. The flight originated from Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona at 1532.

The pilot reported that, during the approach to SDL, the nose landing gear (NLG) light was red, which indicated that the NLG was not down and locked. In order to assess the situation, the pilot exited the traffic pattern, and referred to the emergency checklist. After using the hand pump to lower the landing gear manually, the red light still indicated that the NGL was up. The pilot asked the tower for a landing gear check and the tower replied that it appeared the NLG was down and straight. The pilot executed a normal landing, and as the airplane started to slow down, about 35-40 knots, the nose gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest about 50 yards down the runway from the location where the NLG collapsed.

A small passenger jet attempting to touch down at Scottsdale Airport had a "hard landing" Monday afternoon after its landing gear failed, according to airport officials.

The incident shut down the airport's lone runway for more than two hours, with aircraft being diverted to Deer Valley, Phoenix Sky Harbor International and other nearby airports.

Sarah Ferrara, aviation planning and outreach coordinator for Scottsdale Airport, said two crew members had been on board the Hawker-brand jet.

No one on board was injured, according to Scottsdale Fire officials.

At about 6:15 p.m., the jet was resting on the runway tilted forward onto the nose, and six people were inspecting the aircraft.

Ferrara indicated the plane belonged to Scottsdale-based Pinnacle Aviation, which provides private charter services.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - Scottsdale Airport is closed after a plane's landing gear collapsed Monday afternoon.

According to airport officials, a Hawker jet reported issues with the landing gear, which collapsed upon landing.

It's unknown how many people were on board, but a Scottsdale Fire Department spokesman said there were no reported injuries.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Officials at Scottsdale Airport say a private jet experienced problems with landing gear on the runway Tuesday afternoon.

An airport spokesperson said the Hawker Jet's gear collapsed upon landing at the airport near Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

No injuries were reported, a Scottsdale Fire spokesperson said and characterized the incident as a hard landing. An airport spokesperson said only two crew members were on board.

The airport is closed until further notice.

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  1. Was it a hard landing because of a nose gear failure - or was it a nose gear failure because of a hard landing? I'd cover up the N number as well! Anyway, sure glad all are OK! Remember, a man built it - so a man can fix it!

  2. Check out It appears this jet had problems with the nose gear extending and/or locking into the down position.


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