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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Fecha:martes 15 julio 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operador:Orion Aircraft Sales
Registración: N19LH
Numéro de série: 35A-279
Año de Construcción: 1980
Horas Totales de la Célula:13726
Motores: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Avon Park Municipal Airport, FL (AVO) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE/KFXE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Avon Park Municipal Airport, FL (AVO/KAVO), Estados Unidos de América
Touched down far down runway after an unstabilized approach. Reversers were deployed and a little later a go around was initiated. It came off the ground 30-40 feet, wobbled and struck some wires before crashing into a field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A loss of engine power as a result of the thrust reversers being deployed and subsequent in-flight collision with wires. Factors in this accident were the pilot's disregard for procedures, and the improper use of the thrust reversers. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 293 days (10 months)
Accident number: MIA97FA213
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL to Avon Park Municipal Airport, FL as the crow flies is 204 km (127 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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