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North American Sabreliner (N169RF)

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Late on a Saturday night in Nov. 1992, I came across this accident shortly after the fire had been extinguished. The Saberliner over ran the end of the runway, went through the airport fence, across busy 24th Street and into the rental car lot where a light pole sliced off the left wing. Here's how the NTSB reported it: NTSB Identification: LAX93FA033. Accident occurred Saturday, November 07, 1992 in PHOENIX, AZ Probable Cause Approval Date: 9/28/1993 Aircraft: Sabreliner Corp. N-265-60, registration: N169RF Injuries: 8 Uninjured. UPON LANDING AT THE COMPLETION OF A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE CAPTAIN OF THE TURBOJET AIRCRAFT EMPLOYED AERODYNAMIC BRAKING AND THRUST REVERSE TO SLOW THE AIRPLANE TO ABOUT 60 KNOTS. THE CAPTAIN WAS ALLOWING THE AIRPLANE TO ROLL TOWARD THE END OF THE RUNWAY WHERE THE OWNER/CO-PILOT'S HANGER WAS LOCATED. WITH ABOUT 4,000 FEET OF RUNWAY REMAINING, THE CAPTAIN APPLIED THE BRAKES. NO BRAKING ACTION WAS NOTED. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, THROUGH A FENCE AND BLOCK WALL INTO A PARKING LOT WHERE THE LEFT WING OF THE AIRPLANE WAS SEVERED. A POST CRASH FIRE CONSUMED ABOUT HALF OF THE AIRPLANE. EMERGENCY BRAKING PROCEDURES WERE NOT EMPLOYED. THE CREW REPORTED THAT THE WERE UNABLE TO SHUT DOWN THE ENGINES. THE CO-PILOT LACKED EXPERIENCE IN THE AIRCRAFT AND CREW COORDINATION DURING THE APPROACH, LANDING, AND EMERGENCY WAS INEFFECTIVE. THE AIRPLANE TRAVELED ABOUT 11,000 FEET FROM POINT OF TOUCHDOWN TO POINT OF REST. EXAMINATION OF THE BRAKING AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS FAILED TO PINPOINT A MALFUNCTION. The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: THE DELAY OF THE PIC TO APPLY NORMAL BRAKING AND HIS FAILURE TO EXECUTE THE APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. CONTRIBUTING TO THIS ACCIDENT WAS AN UNDETERMINED ANTISKID MALFUNCTION; THE COPILOT'S INEXPERIENCE IN THE AIRCRAFT; AND INADEQUATE CREW COORDINATION. http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X16048&key=1

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