Runway Excursion Results In Five Fatal Injuries In Georgia | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.22.14 **
** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **

Fri, Feb 22, 2013

Runway Excursion Results In Five Fatal Injuries In Georgia

Two Survived The Accident At Thomson-McDuffie County Airport Near Augusta

A Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I business jet appeared to overrun the end of the runway at Thomson-McDuffie County Airport Near Augusta, GA, Wednesday night resulting in the fatal injury of five of the people on board the airplane. There were two survivors, one of whom is said to be the pilot.

The accident reportedly occurred about 2030 EST Wednesday, according to a report from the Associated Press. The flight had originated at John Tune Airport in Nashville, TN. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergan said in an e-mail that the airplane was registered to a company based in Wilmington, DE.

The survivors were taken to area hospitals with unspecified injuries. The names of those fatally injured are being withheld pending notification of relatives.

An ANN reader in Augusta sent an e-mail saying that according to information he had been able to gather, the airplane was landing on Runway 10 and was apparently too fast. It was reportedly attempting a go-around when it clipped some power lines. That information is not confirmed.

The NTSB issued a news release late Wednesday indicating it had dispatched a "Go" team to Augusta to begin the investigation. Senior Aviation Investigator Ralph Hicks will serve as the Investigator-in-Charge. Board Member Robert Sumwalt is traveling with the team and will serve as the principal on-scene spokesman. Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams is also accompanying the team.

(Image from file. Not accident airplane)

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

AOPA Files Comments On FAA Hangar Use Policy

Urges Expanded Definition of 'Aeronautical Use' The AOPA has filed comments with the FAA concerning its policy concerning the use of hangars at airports that have received federal >[...]

Airborne 09.22.14: New US Rocket, ForeFlight iOS8 Ready, Missing WWII Airmen

Also: Triton Arrives Pax River, G1000 Warranty Program, Zero-G 3D Printer, Amazing AVW Carrier Vid The U.S. space flight industry moves in a positive direction as with the announce>[...]

Airborne 09.22.14: New US Rocket, ForeFlight iOS8 Ready, Missing WWII Airmen

Also: Triton Arrives Pax River, G1000 Warranty Program, Zero-G 3D Printer, Amazing AVW Carrier Vid The U.S. space flight industry moves in a positive direction as with the announce>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.14)

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Helicopter Foundation International is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the helicopter and of the industry’s service to manki>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.14): Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service

A service providing recorded weather forecasts broadcast to airborne pilots over selected VORs defined as a HIWAS broadcast area.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC