The NTSB issued safety recommendations A-08-48 and -49 on July 17 warning that pilots may decide to abort takeoffs in Bombardier Challengers if the pilots mistakenly set the pitch trim too far forward, even though the aircraft will lift off at a speed above V2 in that configuration.
The NTSB issued a safety recommendation letter on Thursday warning that pilots may decide to abort takeoffs in Bombardier Challengers if the pilots mistakenly set the pitch trim too far forward, even though the aircraft will lift off at a speed above V2. When it investigated the Feb.
CANADAIR CL-600-2B19, DULLES AIRPORT, VA., MARCH 9, 2002–Shortly after 10 a.m. EST, an Atlantic Coast Airlines flight initiated a takeoff when, according to NTSB preliminary reports, it “was struck by two wild turkeys.” The pilots aborted the takeoff before V1 and neither the crew nor the 50 passengers were hurt in the incident.
CESSNA CITATION 550, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., MAY 20, 2002–Substantial damage but little injury resulted from an aborted takeoff at the Wiley Post Airport in Bethany, Okla. The ATP and four passengers were uninjured, but one other passenger sustained minor injuries in the early-morning departure bound for Greeley, Colo.
Hawker Beechcraft 800XP, Santa Ana, Calif., Oct. 29, 2007–The NTSB attributed the Hawker accident to the pilot’s failure to follow airplane flight manual procedures regarding brake cooling time periods.
Cessna Citation 550 Bravo, Bethany, Okla., May 20, 2002–The NTSB determined that the cause of N13VP’s runway overrun during an aborted takeoff from Wiley Post Airport was the anomalous elevator trim system and the pilot’s failure to note its improper setting before takeoff. The aircraft was substantially damaged when it hit two fences, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries among the five passengers and ATP pilot.
Cessna Citation 560XL, Wheeling, Ill., Nov. 11, 2003–Citation N789CN was substantially damaged when it overran the end of the runway during an aborted takeoff at Palwaukee Municipal Airport (PWK).
BEECHJET 400A, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA., AUG. 18, 2003–Beechjet N51NP, registered to AC Expeditions and operated by Executive Beechcraft, lost directional control on takeoff from St. Augustine Airport (SGJ) at 7:18 a.m. EDT. The aircraft was substantially damaged, but neither the ATP-rated pilot nor copilot was injured. There were no other occupants in the aircraft, which was operating in VMC on an IFR flight plan.
On May 8 a Beechjet 400 (N400GJ) operated by Georgia Jet was substantially damaged when it struck birds while departing from Runway 6L at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport. The crew did not see any birds on or around the runway as the jet began its takeoff roll. When the aircraft reached V1, birds hit the airplane and the pilot aborted the takeoff, bringing the Beechjet to a stop about 100 ft before the end of the runway.
Airbus A300-600F, El Paso, Texas, June 10, 2002–The NTSB determined that the cause of the tail strike the FedEx Airbus suffered on takeoff from El Paso International was the flight crew’s failure to obtain Vr speed before rotation, which resulted in insufficient lift. The crew had entered the V-speeds in the flight-management system (FMS) and both crewmembers’ primary flight displays (PFDs) showed no discrepancies.