PRELIMINARY REPORT: PHENOMS SUFFER RUNWAY DEPARTURES

 - January 29, 2011, 4:30 AM

Embraer Phenom 100, La Verne, Calif, Dec. 21, 2010–The Phenom 100 rolled off the end of 4,839-foot-long Runway 26L at Brackett Field Airport following a landing in rain. The aircraft suffered minor damage when it came to rest in mud. The two-person flight crew and three passengers were uninjured. According to an airport spokesman, the pilot said he did not believe he was hydroplaning as the twinjet lost tire adhesion. It took workers three days to extricate the JetSuite-operated Phenom, using airbags and a winch. It was flown out a week later on a ferry permit.

Embraer Phenom 100, Antwerp, Belgium, Dec. 19, 2010–After landing on Runway 29 at Antwerp Airport, the light twinjet departed the left side of the runway. The Belgian-registered aircraft suffered minor damage. According to Embraer, the jet’s emergency brakes were not used. Neither person on board was injured.