Preliminary Report: Hawker Overruns At TEB

 - November 2, 2006, 7:21 AM

Hawker 700A, Teterboro, N.J., March 8, 2005–At about 10 p.m. EST, Hawker N703TS sustained minor damage while landing at Teterboro Airport (TEB). No one was injured. The pilot instructed the copilot to lower flaps 15 degrees during the approach, about 30 miles from the airport. He requested 25 degrees on a right downwind for Runway 1. The airplane encountered severe low-level wind shear during the approach, so the pilot flew the final approach at Vref (119 knots) plus 15 knots to compensate for the wind. The airplane landed smoothly in the touchdown zone, at Vref plus 10 knots, and the pilot instructed the copilot to extend full flaps.

The pilot selected the airbrake to “dump” and felt the airplane slowing as if the spoilers were working correctly. He focused on runway alignment and did not divert his attention to check the position of the airbrake lever. (The airbrake lever cannot be positioned to “dump” unless the full flap extension is already selected.) The pilot also felt the antiskid braking system working correctly. However, at about the midpoint of the runway, the rate of deceleration decreased, as if the airplane had encountered a tailwind or ice on the runway. The airplane subsequently ran off the end of the runway at about 30 knots.

The pilot later heard that a Gulfstream III, on approach ahead of the Hawker, performed a go-around due to turbulence. The wind was from 320 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 28 knots, with a peak at 38 knots.