Preliminary Accident Reports

May 1999 Issue

Feb. 16, Van Nuys, Calif. / Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II

At 13:18 PST, a Grumman Gulfstream II was substantially damaged when it overran runway 16R after landing. The two pilots, flight attendant and sole passenger were not injured. Three parked and unoccupied aircraft were destroyed, one sustained substantial damage and another minor damage when the Gulfstream traveled into a tie down area. The GII departed Westhampton Beach, N.Y., at 09:57 EST on a Part 135 flight with eight passengers aboard. That flight terminated in Montrose, Colo., and seven passengers deplaned. The passenger told investigators the approach was steeper than any he had previously encountered and the speed was “very, very, very fast.” He pressed his feet into the seat back in...

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