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Phenom 100 Jet Crash Incident at Gaithersburg, Maryland

Produced by one of the biggest aircraft producers in the world, the lightweight twin-engine Phenom 100 of Embraer is capable of accommodating four people and one pilot. This small private airplane is great for people or small firms.

The Phenom 100 has a range of 1,160 nautical miles and can fly up to 37,000 feet under 23 minutes.

The Phenom 100 is a powerhouse. It is powered by 2 Pratt and Whitney PW617F-E engines, which can provide a drive during take-off of 1,695 pounds each engine. The Pratt and Whitney PW617F-E engines use a Full Authority Digital Electrical Control or FADEC system, which makes them efficient and simply exceptional in flying. The interval for engine inspection is 3,500 hours.

The Phenom 100’s Embraer Prodigy all-glass avionics suite is based on the Garmin G1000 features three displays: 2 PFD or primary flight display and one MFD or multifunctional display. All of the information is as similated into high-definition resolution screens. The system is made with the pilot in mind, employing situational awareness, aircraft monitoring and flight-planning tools at their reach. The GFC 700, a state-of-the-art AFCS or Automatic Flight Control System is the digital, dual channel, three-axis autopilot system used by the Phenom 100.

It may be considered as an extremely light private aircraft, but the Phenom can compete with other big private aircraft when it comes to space and performance. It has a cruise speed of 380 knots undermines all close competitors.

The Phenom 100 has an interior that is surprisingly good for its size. The cabin measures 11 feet long, 4’11” high and 5’11” wide. The aircraft brags 305 cubic feet of cabin volume and 55 cubic feet of baggage dimensions.

The cabin has an appealing and comfortable design. It has big leather seats with armrests, multiple controls and power outlets at your disposal, and good-looking finishing that is consistent all over. The interior of the Phenom 100 can be organized with the use of pre-designed factory preferences.

As a private light aircraft, the Phenom 100 can provide many of the same characteristics and capabilities that can be seen with high-class jets, but at aminimal price. For small firm travelling at short distances, the Phenom 100 is a great choice. It can be considered as one of the best private jets.

Unfortunately,this amazing jet was once involved in a tragic incident last December 8, 2014. According to NBC Nightly News, an Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 jet crashed when it collided into a residential zone at Gaithersburg, Maryland. Three people inside the aircraft and three people in the house are reported to have died.The aircraft was about to approach runway 14 at Montgomery County Airport when it crashed a house in 19700 blocks of Drop Forge Lane.