Medivac flight, Lear 35 N361PJ was flying Portland to Korea with a fuel stop at Anchorage - for unknown reason, the Lear safely aborted the departure. The chute was deployed, the main gear blew, and the runway was shut down for 12 hours!!
I’d disagree. It’s an AvconRX 36 & I’d bet they were close to the 19,600 MTOW.
Part of the MOD is basically Lear 55 Wheels and brakes to help with the extra energy, but the tires will blow and sometimes burn during a high speed abort at that weight every time.
To get certified it only had to not burn uncontrollably in a 5min time span to allow for aircraft evacuation.
A friend of my flys for these guys. I’ll hit him up for the inside story.
Glad they had the chute. I’ll take over TR’s anyday.
another user here also works in the back of the plane for them too
N77RS - I was quite the biz jet enthusiast during the time of this crash, I also worked on the ramp at YYZ, we had several Lears at the time, a 24, 25, and two 25B’s.
The Lear 25C was a very rare aircraft, I believe they only built 22 of them with 8 lost in accidents.
I recall an accident, which involved the captains left heel of his shoe, jamming between the floorboard and the rudder pedal - and not 100% on the memory being this aircraft - but if I recall correctly - this was the one.
actually the left outside tire blew first. then takeoff was aborted. antiskid lost at the point tire blew. then the remaining tires blew. Then some very well trained pilots saved our butts! can’t thank them enough. (from the med team).
Coincidentally, we had a Lear 55 come into CYEV this morning with a 15 knot tailwind to the 6000ft runway and they had to deploy the chute to ensure a happy ending when they started hydroplaning on the wet pavement…