NTSB Identification: MIA87IA256.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34913.
Incident occurred Monday, September 21, 1987 in TYNDALL AFB, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: GATES LEARJET 36A, registration: N900MD
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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

THE CAPTAIN ABORTED THE TAKEOFF AT 124 KTS AFTER HEARING AN EXPLOSIVE SOUND, FEELING THE AIRCRAFT SWERVE, AND SEEING DEBRIS FROM A MAIN WHEEL RIM AND BRAKE BEING THROWN FORWARD OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED DOWN THE RUNWAY, BARELY CONTROLLABLE AND WITHOUT WHEEL BRAKES. IT THEN COLLIDED WITH THE CAPTURE BARRIER AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND OVERRAN THE RUNWAY. THE OPERATOR ATTRIBUTED THE EXPLOSIVE SOUND TO FAILURE OF ONE OF THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WHEEL RIMS. A BRAKE LINE ON THE LEFT GEAR WAS SEVERED DURING THE OCCURRENCE.

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

LANDING GEAR,WHEEL..FAILURE,PARTIAL


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