Tuesday, May 08, 2018

HondaJet HA-420, N144FF: Incident occurred May 04, 2018 at Lebanon Springfield Airport (6I2), Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft landed and went off the runway.

Fly Fast LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N144FF

Date: 04-MAY-18
Time: 19:47:00Z
Regis#: N144FF
Aircraft Make: HONDA
Aircraft Model: HA 420
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91


  1. Seems two other Hondajets have made excursions in the last month or so

  2. Looks like the others. Overrun. This was a 5000’ runway. Hondajet has no reverse thrusters. I was told during my Honda demo ride 4000’ minimum is needed, depending on surface type and weather. My Airport is 5000’ also and is fairly smooth concrete without seeps installed. It’s is in an area that rains 50% of the time so we concluded it would not be adequate for me, especially with most of my experience in piston and turboprop. This is a really good airplane that flys like no other small jet that I have flown. Very quiet and good climb, speed, and lower fuel flow. The lack of reversers saves a lot weight and complexity. The pilot just has to right on with the approach when at the shorter airports. We would have bought one if based at a larger airport.

  3. We acquired a CE525B instead. No RT's, but the FADEC's and brakes work awesome! 4K feet dry, no problem!

  4. None of the reports so far indicate the nature of this excursion. Simply assuming it’s an overrun is a bit premature, given that the previous three runway excursions in this aircraft have been off the side.

  5. 2 years from now we will be reading the final report, and I guarantee it will be 'pilot error'.
    It never ends.