Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Learjet 60, N57, registered to and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration: Accident occurred June 26, 2018 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration
Bombardier; Wichita, Kansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Accident Number: ANC18LA049
Date & Time: 06/26/2018, 0850 MDT
Registration: N57
Aircraft: LEARJET INC 60
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On June 26, 2018, about 0850 mountain daylight time (MDT), a Bombardier Learjet 60 airplane, N57Z operated as Flight Check 57, sustained substantial damage after a brake fire while taxiing for departure at the Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Salt Lake City, Utah. The airplane was registered to and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 when the accident occurred. All three people on board (two certificated airline transport pilots and one technician) were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed, and an IFR plan had been filed.

The mission specific modified airplane is used to perform flight inspections of the National Airspace navigational systems.

After refueling at a fixed base operation, the airplane taxied down taxiway Kilo for a runway 17L departure. While taxing, the right main brake ignited and the fire spread, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

The closest weather reporting facility was Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Salt Lake City, Utah. At 0854, a METAR from KSLC was reporting, in part: wind 290 at 7 knots, visibility, 10 statute miles, clouds and sky condition, few clouds at 11,000 ft; temperature, 86° F; dew point 37° F; altimeter, 30.04 inches of Mercury.

The airplane was equipped with a solid-state cockpit voice recorder (CVR), and a download of the CVR data is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LEARJET INC
Registration: N57
Model/Series: 60 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSLC
Observation Time: 1554 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 11000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Destination: Idaho Falls, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.788333, -111.977778 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a maintenance issue. I hope they followed their own rules.