Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300, N354FX, Flight Options LLC: Incident occurred January 16, 2017 at Bend Municipal Airport (KBDN), Deschutes County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

 Flight 354: Aircraft went off end of runway after landing.

Flight Options LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N354FX

Date: 16-JAN-18
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N354FX
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB 505
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: FLIGHT OPTIONS
Flight Number: 354
City: BEND

BEND, Oregon -   Overnight rain showers and temperatures dropping to right around freezing combined to trigger numerous slide-offs and crashes around the High Desert on Tuesday morning, authorities said. It also may have played a role in a different sort of slide-off - at the Bend Airport, where a private plane went off the runway while landing.

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Police troopers had responded to a half-dozen crashes and slide-offs by about 8:30 a.m., including one   on Highway 97 near Deschutes Junction, between Bend and Redmond, where a vehicle lost control and struck a guardrail.

That driver sustained minor injuries, Bailey said, and there were no reports of serious injuries in other crashes around the region. A single-vehicle non-injury rollover crash was reported around 9:20 a.m. on Baker Road at the Highway 97 overpass.

The sergeant warned of extremely slick, ice-covered roadways throughout the area and urged drivers to "please slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination."

An Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 with six people aboard went off the runway as it landed shortly before 8 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration regional spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. The six people aboard were reported uninjured.

While the FAA will investigate the nature of the incident, Airport Manager Gary Judd acknowledged roads in the area were icy at the time and "just like highways, runways are asphalt" and can get icy. 

Judd said the plane did not appear to have any damage but went over the side of a slope at the end of the runway and was left sitting at a 30-degree angle.

The airport was open in limited fashion Tuesday morning, as the plane was not blocking most operations, Judd said.

NewsChannel 21's Emily Kirk said the overnight showers cleared out much of the fog but set up the icy conditions experienced by drivers. She said highs would top out in the mid to upper 40s and more clouds are due later in the day.

Bend Airport broke out of the fog and climbed to 34 degrees by 9 a.m., whiled Redmond Airport rose to 36 by that time.

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A private jet with six people on board slid off the runway Tuesday morning as it attempted to land at the Bend Municipal Airport.

None of the occupants in the Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 were injured and the plane does not appear damaged, according to Airport Manager Gary Judd.

The incident occurred at 7:50 a.m. on the north end of the airport. Judd said it was a slow-speed skid at the end of the 5,000-foot runway and the plane went about 10 yards off the runway into a dirt bank.

The airport is planning to have a crane lift the plane out of the bank, Judd said.

“It looks worse than it is,” Judd said. “It’s sitting there with one wing in the air.”

The cause appears to be icy conditions, but Judd said the National Transportation Safety Board is sending an investigator to determine an exact cause.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the incident.

The Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 is owned by a private jet company, Flight Options LLC, out of Cleveland, Ohio, according a FAA registry database.

Story and photo ➤ http://www.bendbulletin.com


Anonymous said...

N399RA ??

Anonymous said...

N354FX https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OPT354

Anonymous said...

Eleven years ago, this fractional (FX) would not hire me. The HR Rep. told me that I was untrainable.

Former 121 Air Carrier Crew Member, ATP/CFI – 40 years of safe operations

Anonymous said...

N399RA is a Beechjet.