Sept 2008 - Inter Travel & Service
A Learjet 60, N999LJ, operated by Global Exec Aviation, overran runway
11 while departing Columbia Metropolitan Airport, SC (CAE). The pilot,
copilot, and two of the four passengers were killed; the two other passengers
were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed by postcrash fire.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an IFR flight plan
was filed for the nonscheduled domestic passenger flight to Los Angeles-Van
Nuys Airport, CA (VNY).
The beginning of the takeoff roll appeared normal. However, sparks were
observed as the airplane traveled along the runway. The airplane then
continued beyond the runway and through the approximately 1,000-foot
runway safety area and, beyond that, struck airport lighting, navigation
facilities, a perimeter fence, and concrete marker posts. The airplane
then crossed a roadway and came to rest when it struck an embankment
across the road from the airport.
Postaccident examination of markings and tire debris indicated that
the right outboard tire failed first because of underinflation, followed
by failures of the other tires. Examination of the engines revealed
evidence consistent with high thrust in both engines and indicated that
the thrust reversers were stowed when the airplane hit the embankment.
the Cockpit Voice Recorder transcript