Date & Time: Feb 14, 2002 at 0649 LT
Type of aircraft:
Gulfstream GV
Registration:
N777TY
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
West Palm Beach-Teterboro
MSN:
508
YOM:
1996
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13280
Captain / Total hours on type:
1227
Aircraft flight hours:
1945
Circumstances:
After takeoff bound for Teterboro on a ferry flight, pilots encountered problem to raise undercarriage. They elected to return to West Palm Beach but on short final, the aircraft hit violently the runway surface and the right landing gear punctured the right wing and the aircraft came to rest on runway. It appears that an engineer made a control of the Maintenance Data Acquisition Unit and disengaged the weight-on-wheel system. Before release the aircraft, the engineer forgot to reengage the WOW system.