NTSB Identification: FTW88MA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38128.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, January 08, 1988 in MONROE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: GATES LEARJET 36A, registration: N79SF
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE CREW WAS EXECUTING THE ILS APPROACH AND HAD TURNED BACK INBOUND ON THE PROCEDURE TURN TO THE OUTER MARKER WHEN THE CO-PILOT STATED THEY WERE 5.9 DME IN A CALM VOICE WITH NO INDICATION OF A PROBLEM. IMPACT WITH THE GROUND OCCURRED AT ABOUT 5.9 DME, APPROXIMATELY 10 STATUTE MILES FROM THE AIRPORT, WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A SLIGHT NOSEUP, SLIGHT RIGHT WING DOWN ATTITUDE, WITH A HIGH VERTICAL RATE OF DESCENT, AND A HIGH FORWARD SPEED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DEMOLISHED. NO EVIDENCE OF A PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT OR ITS SYSTEMS COULD BE FOUND. THE COPILOT WAS NOT RATED IN THE AIRCRAFT AND HAD LOGGED A TOTAL OF 7.9 HOURS OF JET TIME IN HIS PERSONAL LOGBOOK.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

LEVEL OFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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