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Date:Wednesday 14 December 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Air Charter
Registration: D-CATY
MSN: 35A-114
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Magnitogorsk Airport (MQF/USCM), Russia
A German Learjet 35A, D-CATY, was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia.
One of the crew members died in the accident.
The aircraft was chartered to perform a round trip from Moscow to Magnitogorsk and then back to Munich, Germany. The crew consisted of two German pilots and a Russian navigator.
After takeoff, at an altitude of 10 m, the aircraft stalled. It banked left and impacted the ground, skidding off the left side of the runway. It came to rest on a taxiway 325 meters from the initial point of impact.

Loss of control



photo of Learjet-35A-D-CATY
accident date: 14-12-1994
type: Learjet 35A
registration: D-CATY

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Magnitogorsk Airport as the crow flies is 1385 km (866 miles).

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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