NTSB Identification: NYC84LA257.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26933.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, July 28, 1984 in WATERVILLE, ME
Aircraft: Gates Learjet 25B, registration: N1JR
Injuries: 2 Serious,3 Minor.

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

DURING PREFLIGHT PREPARATION FOR DEPARTURE FROM A SHORT FIELD THE PLT FAILED TO REMOVE THE PITOT TUBE COVERS. ON TAKEOFF ROLL, THE STALL WARNING LIGHT BEGAN TO FLICKER. PLT NOTED AIRSPEED WAS NOT REGISTERING BUT DID NOT CONSIDER THIS UNUSUAL IN THE EARLY PART OF A TAKEOFF ROLL. PLT TURNED LEFT STALL WARNING SWITCH OFF, THEN BACK ON, WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ON. PLT THEN INITIATED ABORT PROCEDURES, USING FULL REVERSE THRUST AND BRAKES. THE ACFT OVERRAN RUNWAY BY ABOUT 100 FT AND DOWN A ROUGH EMBANKMENT WHICH SEPARATED THE LANDING GEAR.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED INDICATOR..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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