Monday, March 14, 2016

Raytheon 400A Beechjet, Flight Options LLC, N465FL, accident occurred March 14, 2016 at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport (KRMG), Rome, Floyd County, Georgia (and) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300, Flight Options LLC, N327FL, Accident occurred August 05, 2013 at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM), Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minnesota













NTSB Identification: CEN13LA462
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 05, 2013 in Eden Prairie, MN
Aircraft: EMBRAER EMB-505, registration: N327FL
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On August 5, 2013, at 0848 central daylight time, N327FL, an Embraer S.A. EMB-505, multi-engine turbofan airplane, was substantially damaged during landing at Flying Cloud Airport (FCM), Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The two pilots were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Flight Options, LLC; Cleveland, Ohio. Day visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. The airplane had departed Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, about 0730 eastern daylight time and was destined for FCM.

The pilots reported that the airplane was on a steep visual approach when they landed long and fast. The pilot flying also reported that after touchdown he could feel the pulsing of the anti-skid brakes but was unable to stop on the runway surface. The airplane departed the end of the runway and impacted the airport boundary fence coming to rest on a four-lane highway about 1,000 feet from the runway. 

At 0838 the data from FCM revealed that the wind was from 150 degrees at 4 knots, 6 miles visibility in mist, few clouds at 200 feet above ground level (agl), an overcast ceiling at 7,000 feet agl, temperature 18 degrees C, dew point temperature 17 degrees C, with an altimeter setting of 29.89 inches of mercury. Remarks indicated that rain ended at 0819 with a one hour precipitation of 0.01 inches.

A corporate jet arriving at the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie overshot the runway Monday morning, went through a fence and came to rest on a road, authorities said.

There is no immediate word on why the twin-engine plane left the runway about 8:50 a.m. and ended up partly on Flying Cloud Drive to the southeast of the airport, said Melissa Scovronski, spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

The aircraft’s owner, Flight Options of Cleveland, said there were two crew members and no one else aboard the Embraer Phenom 300, which seats seven passengers. Neither crew member was hurt, said company spokeswoman Lauren Florian.

Two pilots and a man were standing outside the damaged year-old aircraft moments after the crash.

Southbound Flying Cloud Drive is closed at Pioneer Trail “until further notice,” city officials said in a statement.

Scovronski said the airport halted arrivals and departures only momentarily, as required by federal regulations.

Authorities have yet to say where the flight originated, but the independent aviation tracking service FlightAware says the plane took off from Pittsburgh International Airport and was scheduled to arrive at 8:14 a.m.

Flight Options describes itself as the world’s second-largest private aviation fleet, with more than 100 aircraft serving roughly 1,300 owners and clients.


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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: ERA16LA131
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 14, 2016 in Rome, GA
Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY 400A, registration: N465FL
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On March 14, 2016, at 1508 eastern daylight time, a Raytheon Aircraft Company 400A, N465FL, was substantially damaged during a runway excursion while landing at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport (RMG), Rome, Georgia. The pilot was uninjured and the co-pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Flight Options, LLC and was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight that originated at Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field (JXN), Jackson, Michigan. The flight was operating under an instrument flight plan and visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport at the time of the accident.

According to the crew, they began their descent while under Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control and retrieved the weather conditions from the automated surface observing system at RMG, which indicated the winds were variable at 6 knots. They requested and were cleared for the visual approach to runway 7, which was 4,495 feet-long.

While in the traffic pattern and abeam the runway numbers, the crew lowered the landing gear and deployed 20 degrees of flaps, followed by 30 degrees on the base leg. On final approach, the crew stated that the turbulence was moderate and the airspeed started fluctuate and decrease to Vref. They responded by adjusting engine power on short final, and noted that "considerable power" was necessary to maintain airspeed. The airplane touched down at the Vref speed of 112 kts inside the touchdown zone, but the ground speed appeared to be fast.

The crew activated the speed brakes, and the pilot applied the wheel brakes (the airplane was not equipped with thrust reversers). The crew then increased their braking to maximum, and when it was evident that the airplane not going to stop before the end of the runway, they activated the emergency brake. The airplane departed the end of the runway and travelled into the safety area, where it sank into the grass and mud as it continued forward in a slight left turn. The nose landing gear collapsed and the forward fuselage struck the ground resulting in substantial damage to the airframe. The airplane came to rest approximately 350 feet from the departure end of the runway.

The airplane was recovered from the site and retained for additional investigation.



A plane ran off the end of the runway at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport after 3 o’clock Monday afternoon.


The nose gear of the Beechjet was damaged but both pilots were able to get out safely.


There are no serious injuries, but EMS was dispatched to the scene for one person complaining of back pain.


There was no one else on board.


The jet was from out of town.


Fire units also responded non-emergency as a precaution.


Original article can be found here:   http://wrgarome.com 


The Federal Aviation Administration will be at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport this morning to investigate how a plane ran off the runway Monday afternoon.

Airport Manager Mike Mathews said the small jet had two pilots on board but neither was injured. The nose of the plane had minor damage.

Mathews said strong winds were a factor in the crash; the jet had a tailwind that shifted when it was trying to land.

The plane went past the runway safety area and into the grass.

“It went about 600 to 800 feet,” said Mathews.

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