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Last updated: 12 December 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 26 June 2018
Time:08:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 60
Operator:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Registration: N57
C/n / msn: 60-039
First flight: 1994
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Learjet 60 airplane, N57 operated as Flight Check 57, sustained substantial damage after a brake fire while taxiing for departure at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah, USA. All three people on board (two certificated airline transport pilots and one technician) were uninjured.
The mission specific modified airplane is used to perform flight inspections of the National Airspace navigational systems.

After refueling at a fixed base operation, the airplane taxied down taxiway Kilo for a runway 17L departure. While taxing, the right main brake ignited and the fire spread, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: ANC18LA049

Classification:
Brake problem
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» NTSB


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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