Factual Report: Wind shift reported in runway overrun

Aviation International News » November 2006
November 9, 2006, 9:19 AM

Raytheon 390 Premier I, North Las Vegas, May 27, 2004–A routine weather report advised that the wind was from 160 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 20 four minutes before Premier N5010X landed on Runway 7 at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) and overran the runway.

However, a special weather report issued for VGT 16 minutes after the landing showed wind from 190 degrees at 14 knots. The special report remarked that a wind shift occurred at approximately 3:53, four minutes before the accident. The NTSB noted, “A wind shift is defined as wind direction that changes by 45 degrees or more in less than 15 minutes and the wind speed is 10 knots or more throughout the wind shift.”

The jet, registered to Raytheon, was substantially damaged, but the pilot and his right-seat passenger were not injured.

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