No Injuries in First Phenom 100 Incident

 - November 2, 2009, 6:47 AM

The first incident involving an Embraer Phenom 100 caused no injuries to the two crewmembers aboard and damage only to the landing gear and flaps when the light jet overran the runway while landing at the Brazilian beach town of Angra dos Reis on October 12. A pilot holding for takeoff said the Phenom approached the runway at above-normal speed. Weather was clear at the time of the incident, but high winds were reported later. According to Embraer, the airplane is repairable. According to data from Embraer, the Phenom 100 requires 3,125 feet to take off; the field length at Angra Airport is 3,001 feet.