Friday, October 25, 2019

Gulfstream G-IV, N310: Incident occurred October 24, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock

While at cruise altitude, passenger window cracked.

Date: 24-OCT-19
Time: 22:38:00Z
Regis#: N310
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: GIV
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135


Anonymous said...

Yikes that's scary and rare. Side windows obviously don't get impacted directly by birds and whatnot. Perhaps a microscopic defect in the material manufacturing process that only now after many years of cycles showed up? I'm sure Gulfstream is interested in this as their new G500 and G600 orders keep pouring in as well as their new flagship G700 being recently revealed.

Anonymous said...

This was an older Gulfstream (cira 1989). I doubt a manufacture defect was the cause.