Friday, August 8, 2008

Eclipse Aviation: NTSB issues preliminary report on Pennsylvania accident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on an accident involving an Eclipse 500(r) that occurred on July 30, 2008 at the Brandywine Airport (OQN) in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The accident involved a customer aircraft with two occupants on board. Neither of them was injured.

The report states that the pilot's approach was a little high and fast.

He overran the runway while landing the airplane, skidded off the end of the runway, traveled down a 40-foot embankment, and crossed a service road where the airplane came to rest.

In a recent article in the Pottstown Mercury, NTSB Investigator Todd Gunther was quoted as saying that the plane had no structural problems or mechanical malfunctions prior to impact. To view the article, you can go to this link:

The investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating fully with the NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

To view the NTSB's preliminary report, you can go to this link:

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