Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gulfstream G650 crashes in Roswell, New Mexico

Gulfstream Aerospace G650 (c/n 6002) N652GD ex-N602GD was written-off today, April 2, 2011 at Roswell International Air Center Airport (ROW/KROW). The aircraft operating as "Gulftest 31" had been performing brake tests during the morning and crashed on Rwy 15 while departing on another sortie at 0930. The aircraft had just rotated off the deck when the left wing diped striking the ground which caused lose of altitude resulting in the gear collapsing and the aircraft skidding off the runway and bursting into flames. The four occupants on board (2 Gulfstream pilots and 2 Gulfstream engineers) sadly lost their lives.

The aircraft made her maiden flight on February 25, 2010 from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV/KSAV).

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