NTSB Identification: SEA89LA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38240.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, November 17, 1988 in BEND, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: GATES LEARJET 25B, registration: N143CK
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT VISUALLY INSPECTED THE RUNWAY WHILE MAKING A LOW PASS. HE REPORTED AFTERWARD THAT HE SAW NO EVIDENCE OF ICE OR SNOW ON THE RUNWAY. THE COPILOT CALLED UNICOM BUT WAS TOLD, WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON SHORT FINAL, THAT THE WINDS WERE CALM AND THE FAVORED RUNWAY WAS 16. THE COPILOT DID NOT ASK UNICOM ABOUT THE EXISTING RUNWAY CONDITIONS. DURING LANDING ROLL, ABOUT 2,000 FEET BEYOND THE LANDING THRESHOLD, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO FISH TAIL AND SKID. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT AND AN OVERRUN OCCURRED. DURING THE OVERRUN, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BARBED WIRE FENCE AND THEN CAME TO REST IN A DITCH. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, BLACK ICE WAS FOUND TO BE PRESENT ON THE LAST ONE HALF OF THE RUNWAY. THIS AIRCRAFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THRUST REVERSERS. THE DRAG CHUTE WAS PLACARDED INOPERATIVE.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY

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

AIR/GROUND COMMUNICATIONS..INADEQUATE..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS,PARACHUTE/DRAG CHUTE..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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