NTSB Identification: ATL88MA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36230.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 05, 1987 in LEXINGTON, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: Hawker Siddeley HS-125-400A, registration: N400PH
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious,2 Minor.

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

WHILE EN ROUTE AT FL 370, THE PLTS DECLARED AN EMERG, RPRTD A FIRE IN THE RGT ENG & REQD VECTORS TO THE NEAREST SUITABLEARPT. THEY WERE VECTORED TWD THE LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS ARPT & CLRD TO DSCND. SHORTLY AFTER DECLARING AN EMERG, THE PLTS RPRTD THEY SECURED THE RGT ENG & EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE LGT. AS THE ACFT WAS ON FINAL APCH TO LND, THE LOCAL CTLR (USING BINOCULARS) CONFIRMED THAT BOTH THE GEAR & FLAPS WERE EXTENDED. HOWEVER, AS THE ACFT CONTD ONTO A SHORT FINAL APCH, AN INCREASE IN ITS PITCH ATTITUDE WAS NOTED. IT THEN DROPPED BELOW THE LVL OF THE RWY THRESHOLD & IMPACTED IN A PASTURE SHORT OF THE RWY. AFTER INITIAL IMPACT, THE ACFT WENT THRU A STONE FENCE, HIT 2 UTILITY POLES, CROSSED A HIWAY, CAME TO REST AT THE PERIMETER FENCE & BURNED. AN AUTO WAS DMGD BY DEBRIS; 2 OCCUPANTS RECD MINOR INJURIES. AN INV REVEALED THE ACFT IMPACTED WITH THE GEAR EXTD, BUT THE FLAPS & FLAP HANDLE WERE FND IN THE UP PSN. AN EXAM OF THE RGT ENG REVEALED ITS OUTER EXHAUST CONE WAS CRACKED IN THE VCNTY OF A FIRE DETECTION LOOP. NO OTR PREEXISTING MECH PROBLEMS WERE EVIDENT.

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..INADVERTENT

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

EXHAUST SYSTEM,EXHAUST CONE/TAILPIPE(JET ENGINE)..CRACKED




Contributing Factors

EXHAUST SYSTEM,EXHAUST CONE/TAILPIPE(JET ENGINE)..LEAK


Contributing Factors

ENGINE COMPARTMENT..OVERTEMPERATURE

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