Lear 45 crashes @ Telluride


#1

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY - The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office says a plane was totaled
Saturday after the pilot missed the runway while trying to land at the
Telluride Regional Airport.

It happened 5 p.m. Saturday. Two people were on board the Lear 45 jet.

They received minor injuries.

9News Meteorologist Nick Carter says snow was falling in that area at the
time of the crash.

Track the plane’s flight at: flightaware.com/live/flight/N279AJ


#2

Looks like they were holding for almost an hour!!! Was the weather that poor?


#3

METAR for KTEX. At 5:10, flight rules were LIFR and ceilings were reported at 2300. This airport doesn’t have an ILS approach.


#4

I don’t see why they wouldn’t divert… would it really have been that big of a deal?


#5

Check out the plane’s FA picture. I think they stopped through here to/from Alaska back in the summer.


#6

It’s operated by Aero Jet Services


#7

FlightAware Flight Tracker N394CK Citation 560 Ultra also went off a runway, landing @ Rifle Colorado last week.

Fortunately there were no injuries to the 6 on board.

WEATHER: SPECI KRIL 261739Z AUTO 27016G24KT 1SM BR VV009 M02/M04 A2954


#8

Glad the crew is okay. Unfortunately, Telluride’s IAP’s (instrument approach procedures) are restricted to Category A&B only - the Learjet 45 is a Category C. So it’s not authorized. As with any special airport - there are numerous considerations for operating at KTEX.


#9

** Report created 1/5/2009 Record 5 **


IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 279AJ Make/Model: LJ45 Description:
Date: 01/03/2009 Time: 1710

Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Substantial

LOCATION
City: TELLURIDE State: CO Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, TELLURIDE, CO

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: WIND270 AT8 VIS4 LT SNOW BKN200 BKN1700 OVC2300

OTHER DATA
Activity: Unknown Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER

FAA FSDO: SALT LAKE CITY, UT (NM07) Entry date: 01/05/2009


#10

Check out the picture!

telluridenews.com/articles/2 … 738634.txt


#11

Amazing crash and seeing the Aero Jet Services of Scottsdale, AZ Lear 45 destroyed. Glad no one was killed!!!

ORDLHR


#12

Given your new membership (today) and all of your posts on the topic, I’m guessing you’re a former employee of said company?


#13

Wazzu

Thanks for the assumption - we know what they say about assumptions -

Anyway - never worked for AeroJet nor am I an employee of AeroJet. What does it matter anyway? The news needs to be reported.

ORDLHR


#14

Hang around my friend

robbreid runs circles around the “majors” when it comes to news being reported.

It’s been said, some news sources learn their information from here :wink: