Apparently the jet was brought to idle on final, and once the pilot realized he was below the glideslope, could not get the engine to spool quickly enough to make the runway

Antonio mentioned that he traded off precious air speed in order to climb and clear trees on the approach. Once clear of the trees, the aircraft was near stall and still sinking. Following this, he did not have enough altitude or thrust to regain enough air speed to stop the increasing sink rate – or reach the runway. I don’t know all of the particulars, but when an aircraft strikes the ground with a wing tip, it generates huge torques on the fuselage, causing it to buckle. The deformities in the fuselage – jammed pilot door, missing glass, etc. are not unusual. Antonio said the aircraft took quite a whack when it hit the ground. Again, glad he is okay. – SB

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Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Wednesday May 24th, 2006 at 10:37 AM

Categories: Accidents
Tags: 2006 Accident Espinal Millbrook N289AE Non-Fatal NY RG Velocity XL

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