Monday, April 30, 2018

Gulfstream Am Corp Comm Div 695A, N79PH: Accident occurred April 26, 2018 at Bishop Airport (KBIH), Inyo County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Bishop, CA

Accident Number: WPR18LA129
Date & Time: 04/26/2018, 1255 PDT
Registration: N79PH
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Executive/Corporate 

On April 26, 2018, about 1255 Pacific daylight time, a Gulfstream AM CORP COMM DIV 695A/A, N79PH, was substantially damaged following the collapse of the left main landing gear at Bishop Airport (BIH), Bishop, California. The airline transport pilot and the sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the corporate flight, which was being operated in accordance with Tile 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight had departed Chino Airport (CNO), Chino, California, about 1200, with BIH as its destination.

In a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that on final approach all indications that the landing gear were down and lock was confirmed. After touching down and during the landing roll, the left main landing gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest upright partially off the left side of the runway. A subsequent examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the undercarriage of the aircraft.

The airplane was recovered and secured for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: GULFSTREAM AM CORP COMM DIV
Registration: N79PH
Model/Series: 695A A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BIH, 4124 ft msl
Observation Time: 1256 PDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / -10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 21 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Chino, CA (CNO)
Destination: Bishop, CA (BIH) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.373056, -118.363611

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