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  • Deadly failure on the runway

    Less than a week after multimillionaire businessman Lewis Katz consolidated his ownership of The Philadelphia Inquirer in a high-stakes auction, he and six others were killed in a fiery takeoff crash of his Gulfstream G-IV. One month before the National Transportation Safety Board publicly issued its findings, The Inquirer put the readers inside the cockpit for the takeoff roll’s crucial last seconds as the pilots boosted the plane’s speed far above its reputed design limit – and then lost precious moments trying to electronically free the elevator, rather than simply aborting the takeoff. Early reports focused on a lack of required safety checks by the pilots. But that did not account for a central mystery – the plane’s fail-safe system did not prevent the jet from reaching takeoff speed despite their error. The newspaper found that a flaw in the jet’s “gust lock” system - meant to keep the plane’s elevators locked when a jet is parked - allowed the pilots to reach takeoff speed but unable to get lift, a deadly combination.
  • Fatal Flying on Airlines No Accident in Aviator Complaint to FAA

    Florida aviation company, Gulfstream, is found to have lax pilot training standards as well as relaxed policies on aircraft fitness for flight. Death and accidents have occurred due to the neglect and Gulfstream's pilots are prevalent in the airline industry.
  • Inside the Hidden World of Earmarks

    Javers reports on how much cash is actually generated for companies because of lobbyists. It found that for every one dollar spent on earmark lobbying, $28 would be the average return rate. Even the US Navy used this to its advantage to by a new Gulfstream jet for the Naval officials.
  • Secret Planes

    This investigation by the associated press discovers two Gulfstream jets purposely sending suspected terrorists to countries practicing techniques of tortune. This report was the first to document evidence linking these secret planes to the U.S. government and "revealed the true function of an agency buried deep in the Pentagon bureaucracy."
  • Avjet / Aspen Crash Investigation

    CNN investigates the crash of a chartered Gulfstream Jet in Aspen, Colorado on March 29, 2001 that killed 18 people. The story brought to light specifics of the accident and level of pilot experience that the FAA, NTSB and AVJET wanted to keep hidden. CNN pursued FOIA requests with the FAA.
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    Georgia Gazette (Savannah) article shows how Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation avoided paying more than $2 million a year in local taxes by claiming unfinished corporate jets under construction were worth no more than scrap metal, and were then taxed as such, Aug. 16, 1984.