N824MG Lear 55 - ground fire at Omaha - substantial damage


#1

IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 824MG Make/Model: LJ55 Description:
Date: 09/30/2008 Time: 1757

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

LOCATION
City: OMAHA State: NE Country: US

DESCRIPTION
AIRCRAFT CAUGHT FIRE UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES WHILE ON THE GROUND,
OMAHA, NE

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:


photo from phlairline.com


#2

It must have flown under a callsign, or else hasn’t flown in at least four months. Look it up; I’m on a mobile device and can’t link to the jet’s tracking page.


#3

flightaware.com/live/flight/CYO8 … /KMVY/KOMA


#4

Learjet 55 for Charter


#5

Well, it looked nice with the new paint job!!!


#6

It did at that.


#7

I wonder what they’re looking at on the laptop?


#8

My guess is nothing since IT ISN’T EVEN FREAKING TURNED ON! Or at least the little apple in the middle isn’t brighter than the rest of the casing…

On a side note. The picture of the jet in flight. Is it me or if you look at it again, it looks like the pilot is giving the finger as it goes by?


#9

N824MG enlarged photo inflight, had to check!, no finger.


#10

Ya’ need to cut back on the meds Pik! :wink:


#11

The missing caption:

He is thinking: Wow! I have chance with her because she likes my computer.
She’s thinking: Whatever happened to real men with real computers?

The Apple shown actually looks very similar to the props used at Ikea.


#12

Must have a pretty big finger…


#13

Another incident involving fire/Lear this week;

Jet fire under investigation

David Kidder, Gregg County fire marshall, and investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration, Bombardier and Lear Jet are investigating the cause and origin of a flash fire to a Lear Jet 45 that occurred Wednesday at Aerosmith Aviation at the East Texas Regional Airport. A worker was burned and remains hospitalized today.

According to initial findings, the cause of the flash fire was a result of the right main landing gear strut exploding during a precipitation test on the jet.

According to Gregg County Sheriff 's Lt. Mike Claxton, the fire investigators said the precipitation test is an electrical check performed on aircraft to measure the ability of an aircraft to isolate itself from static electricity when flying through moist air.

Fire investigators told Claxton they believe that during the test, the right main gear strut failed and resulted in damage to the wing and fuel tank. That resulted in a leak of jet fuel that ignited a fire in the wheel well. The resulting fire and loss of integrity to the gear strut caused the plane to settle to the floor surface.

The burned worker, employed by Dallas-based Bombardier, remains in a Dallas burn hospital today, Claxton said. According to Kidder, the victim suffered burns to 25 percent of his body and was reported in fair condition Thursday morning.


#14

I a little over 1000 hours in that airplane. I cut my teeth on 824MG back in the day. Sad to see it go.


#15

My guess is that they’re watching porn; preparing to join the Mile High Club :wink: :wink: