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Accident description
Last updated: 22 May 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 15 May 2017
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operated by:Trans-Pacific Jets
On behalf of:A&C Big Sky Aviation LLC
Registration: N452DA
C/n / msn: 35A-452
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) S of Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), United States of America
Destination airport:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), United States of America
Narrative:
A Learjet 35A corporate jet crashed and burst into flames while on approach runway 01 to Teterboro Airport, New Jersey, USA.
The airplane impacted the ground in an industrial area between Kero Road and Commerce Road in Carlstadt, New Jersey, 1000 m short of runway 01. A fire erupted and consumed the aircraft. Both crew members have died in the accident.

The NTSB reported that the aircraft was seen to come down in a right wing low and nose down attitude.

Classification:
Loss of control (presumed)

Sources:
» Flightaware
» NBC
» FAA
» NorthJersey.com

METAR Weather report:
14:52 UTC / 18:52 local time:
KTEB 151852Z 35020G30KT 10SM SCT045 19/06 A2975

15:45 UTC / 19:45 local time:
KTEB 151945Z 32015G32KT 10SM SCT045 19/04 A2975 RMK SMOKE ON APCH


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Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Teterboro Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 147 km (92 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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