NTSB Identification: DEN84LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24660.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 03, 1984 in DENVER, CO
Aircraft: GATES LEARJET 25D, registration: XALAP
Injuries: 5 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.

ABOUT 1 MI FROM THE ARPT WHILE ESTABLISHED ON THE GLIDE SLOPE, THE PLT WAS ADVISED BY THE CONTROLLER TO GO AROUND DUE TOTRAFFIC ON THE GROUND. JUST AFTER THE PLT ADVANCED THE THROTTLES & RETRACTED THE LANDING GEAR, THE CONTROLLER AGAIN CLEARED THE PLT FOR LANDING SINCE THE TRAFFIC ON THE GROUND HAD CLEARED THE RWY. THE PLT STATED HE IMMEDIATELY 'CHOPPED'THE THROTTLES & EXTENDED THE GEAR. THE ACFT LANDED HARD ON THE RWY ABOUT 1500 FT FROM THE THRESHOLD. BUCKLING & WRINKLING OF THE FUSELAGE SKIN WAS EVIDENT JUST FORWARD OF EACH ENG. EXTENSIVE EXTERNAL BUCKLING COULD BE SEEN IN THE AREA OF THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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