Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2000 Issue

Dec. 12, Gouldsboro, Pa. / Israel Westwind

At about 16:35 EST, an Israel 1124A crashed near Gouldsboro. The two pilots and a passenger were killed. The flight departed Seattle en route for Teterboro, N.J. As the flight began its descent to TEB, it was instructed to cross the Wilkes-Barre VOR at 18,000 feet, which the flight crew acknowledged. The flight was then instructed to cross the MUGZY intersection at 6,000 feet. The flight crew acknowledged the clearance and made no further transmissions. Examination of the crash site revealed the airplane struck the ground at about an 80-degree nose-down, wings level attitude. All of the airplane’s major components and flight control surfaces were located at the accident site. Examination of...

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