NTSB Identification: DEN84LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23455.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 22, 1983 in EAGLE, CO
Aircraft: Gates Learjet 25D, registration: N300PL
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 Minor,1 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.

WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ARICREW ENCOUNTERED STRONGER HEADWINDS THAN EXPECTED. THEY REALIZED THERE WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH FUEL RESERVED FOR AN IFR FLT TO ASPEN, SO THE ELECTED TO DIVERT TO EAGLE, CO. HOWEVER, THEIR LANDING AT ENGLE WAS DELAYED DUE TO A SNOWPLOW (WITH NO RADIO) ON THE RWY. AFTER CIRCLING & REENTERING FINAL APCH, THE AIRCREW NOTED THAT THE SNOWPLOW WAS STILL ON THE RWY, HEADED IN THEIR DIRECTION. THEY CONTINUED THEIR APCH & THE SNOWPLOW CLEARED THE RWY. ACCORDING TO THE SNOWPLOW OPERATOR, THE ACFT WAS 100 TO 200 FT AGL WHEN IT CROSSED THE THRESHOLD. A FSS SPECIALIST NOTED THAT THE ACFT WAS STILL AIRBORNE WHEN IT PASSED THE 2ND TURNOFF, APRX 2300 FT FROM THE THRESHOLD. AFTER TOUCHING DOWN ON THE SNOW COVERED RWY, THE PLT DEPLOYED THE SPOILERS & IMMEDIATELY APPLIED BRAKING ACTION, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY. THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE RWY, WENT DOWN A 15 FT BANK & RAN INTO A SMALL RAVINE. THE RWY GRADIENT WAS 1.4% DOWNHILL, ELEV 6538 FT. DRAG CHUTE NOT DEPLOYED, 600 LBS FUEL RMNG.

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

DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED




Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL



Contributing Factors

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DOWNHILL

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