Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Honda HA-420 HondaJet, N10XN: Accident occurred June 04, 2021 and Incident occurred April 15, 2018

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.  

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

GF Aviation LLC

Location: Atlanta, GA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA246
Date & Time: June 4, 2021, 15:50 Local
Registration: N10XN
HA-420 Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

On June 4, 2021, about 15:50 eastern daylight time, a Honda Aircraft HA-420, N10XN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (RYY), Atlanta, Georgia. Both airline transport pilots were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight.

According to the pilot in command, the flight and approach to the airport were normal. After the airplane touched down on the runway, he applied the brakes, however, there was no braking action from the airplane and the pilot reported that there was no compression of the brake pedals. The pilot called out that they had “no brakes” and elected to pull the emergency brake. The airplane began to skid, the pilot released the emergency brake, and noted that the airplane was about 45° off centerline and continued to turn to the left. The airplane struck the grass apron next to the runway, completed a 180° turn, and came to rest the opposite direction of travel in the grass to the left side of the runway.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right main landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing. Furthermore, the left main landing gear tire was located about 225 ft from the main wreckage.

Examination of the airplane discrepancy log revealed that the left main landing gear tire was replaced the morning of the accident due to a discrepancy the pilot wrote up the day before the accident, which stated the left main landing gear tire was “worn beyond [the] thread cords.”

The airframe was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N10XN
Model/Series: HA-420 Aircraft
Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RYY,1040 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4700 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Orlando, FL (ISM)
Destination: Atlanta, GA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.013167,-84.597028 (est)

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

April 15, 2018: Aircraft veered off runway during landing and came to a stop in the grass at DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Atlanta, Georgia.

GF Aviation LLC

Date: 15-APR-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N10XN
Aircraft Make: HONDA
Aircraft Model: HA 420
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91


  1. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2018/04/honda-ha-420-hondajet-n166hj-incident.html

  2. These jets do not have thrust reversers and rely totally on brakes and tire adhesion to stop. Probably need 5000’ to be safe. If it raining, more.