N31MC Lear 35A - snaps wing - off runway excursion.


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Flightaware N31MC Lear 35 last flight from Ft. Worth TX to Goodland Ks. FAA Registry for N31MC.

NTSB Identification: DEN08LA013
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 17, 2007 in Goodland, KS
Aircraft: Learjet 35A, registration: N31MC
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

On October 17, 2007, approximately 1010 mountain daylight time, a Learjet 35A, N31MC, registered to Jagee Ventures, Inc., and piloted by an airline transport rated pilot, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain during landing a Renner Field (GLD), Goodland, Kansas. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was being conducted on an instrument flight rules flight plan under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The pilot and co-pilot reported no injuries. The flight originated at Fort Worth Meachum International Airport (FTW), Fort Worth, Texas at 0900 central daylight time.

According to the pilot, the airplane exited instrument conditions at 250 feet above ground level on approach to runway 30, 5,499 feet by 100 feet, concrete, slightly left of the runway centerline. The pilot aligned the airplane with the runway centerline and experienced an uncontrolled left and right rolling motion. The pilot stated that he noted that the aileron augment annunciator light had illuminated.

The aircraft impacted the runway left wing low and came to rest on the west side of the runway, between the runway and a taxiway.

Examination of the airplane revealed that the left outboard wing section separated approximately 3 feet from the wing tip tank.

The Goodland Star Story and photo.