Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2008 Issue

November 11, 2007, Sugar Land, Texas, Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV

At 1021 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged when its nose landing gear collapsed while landing. The flight crew of three and the five passengers aboard were not injured and evacuated unassisted through the main cabin door. In a written statement, the pilot reported that, soon after the nosewheel touched down, "a violent vibration or shaking was felt, full back force was applied to the control yoke and the vibration eased until the aircraft slowed further and the vibration returned. The nose landing gear collapsed to the right side of the nose and the aircraft skidded to a stop."

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