NTSB Identification: LAX05LA151.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Thursday, May 05, 2005 in North Las Vegas, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2006
Aircraft: Gulfstream 695A, registration: N337DR
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious,1 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.

The passenger flying the airplane made a hard landing after the pilot had experienced an incapacitating cardiac event. Shortly after takeoff the pilot turned the plane around to return to the departure airport. He started coughing and then went unconscious. The passenger in the right seat, who had no piloting experience, took control of the airplane and made several landing attempts. During the fourth landing attempt he stalled the airplane at a low altitude. The airplane impacted terrain, landing flat on its belly a few hundred feet short of the runway. The autopsy report attributed the pilot's cause of death to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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

The incapacitation of the pilot.

Full narrative available

Index for May2005 | Index of months