Another Flight Options Beechjet Dual Flameout

 - January 16, 2007, 10:32 AM

A Flight Options Beechjet 400A (N691TA) yesterday afternoon experienced a dual-engine flameout en route from Indianapolis International Airport to Marco Island Airport, Fla., while on a positioning leg. The crew declared an emergency and landed safely at Jacksonville International Airport. This marks the second such Beechjet incident at the Cleveland-based fractional provider. On July 12, 2004, a Flight Options Beechjet 400A (N455CW) experienced a dual flameout over the Gulf of Mexico with seven passengers aboard. The crew of N455CW was able to restart the right engine and safely divert to Sarasota, Fla. The NTSB said in January that N455CW had a lower-than-normal amount of anti-icing additive in its tanks. Beechjet 400As are not equipped with fuel heaters. NTSB investigator Jim Hookey, who also investigated the July 12, 2004 dual flameout, was unavailable at press time to comment on yesterday's incident. Flight Options has not yet responded to requests for comment.