NTSB: Learjet 60 overran runway after landing on wrong runway

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NTSB: Learjet 60 overran runway after landing on wrong runway

The flight crew of the Learjet 60 inadvertently landed on runway 30 instead of runway 34 at Chicago Executive Airport, Illinois, USA, and the aircraft overran the runway.
Before departure, the captain conducted a time-of-arrival landing distance assessment and calculated a factored landing distance of 4,790 ft. The landing distance available on runway 34 was 5,001 ft.

During the visual approach to the airport, the flight crew misidentified runway 30 as runway 34; visually aligned with runway 30, which had an available landing distance of 3,983 ft; and used the runway 30 PAPI lights to provide vertical guidance to the runway. Sufficient landing distance was not available on runway 30, and the captain steered the airplane to the left after realizing that it would not be able to stop before the end of the runway surface. The airplane subsequently overran the runway and came to rest by the airport perimeter fence, causing substantial damage to the right wing. The flight crew did not recognize its runway alignment error until after landing.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: The flight crew’s misidentification of the landing runway, which resulted in a runway overrun and the airplane’s impact with the airport perimeter fence.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency:  NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:  1 year and 9 months
Accident number: DCA21LA011
Download report: Summary report
Language:  English


Takeoff from wrong runway
Runway excursion (overrun)


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accident date: 21-10-2020
type: Learjet 60
registration: N1128M
photo of Learjet-60-



This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Airport, OH to Chicago-Executive Airport, IL as the crow flies is 531 km (332 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

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