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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 22 décembre 1983
Heure:15:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25D
Compagnie:AMF Corp.
Immatriculation: N300PL
Numéro de série: 25-247
Année de Fabrication: 1978
Heures de vol:2887
Moteurs: 2 General Electric CJ610-8A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Vail-Eagle County Airport, CO (EGE) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
While en route from Saint Louis, MO (STL) to Aspen, CO (ASE), the aircrew encountered stronger headwinds than expected. They realized there would not be enough fuel reserved for an IFR flight to Aspen, so they elected to divert to Eagle, CO (EGE). However, their landing at Eagle was delayed due to a snowplough (with no radio) on the runway. After circling and re-entering final approach, the aircrew noted that the snowplough was still on the runway, headed in their direction. They continued their approach and the snowplough cleared the runway. A witness noted that the aircraft was still airborne when it passed the second turnoff, approx 2300 ft from the threshold.
After touching down on the snow covered runway, the pilot deployed the spoilers and immediately applied braking action, but was unable to stop on the remaining runway. The aircraft continued off the end of the runway, went down a 15 ft bank and ran into a small ravine. The runway gradient was 1.4% downhill, elevation 6538 ft. The drag chute was not deployed.

Probable Cause:

Cause:
Proper touchdown point .. not attained .. pilot in command
Contributing Factors:
Weather condition .. unfavorable wind
Terrain condition .. downhill
Terrain condition .. ditch
Weather condition .. high wind
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. snow covered
Fluid,fuel .. low level
Miscellaneous equipment .. not used .. pilot in command
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. downhill

Sources:
» NTSB


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO et Aspen Airport, CO est de 1416 km (885 miles).

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