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Date:Sunday 8 December 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Corporate Air Inc
Registration: N15TW
MSN: 35A-106
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rochester, MN (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP/KMSP), United States of America
Destination airport:Rochester Municipal Airport, MN (RST/KRST), United States of America
Training flight. Rolled inverted and crashed after missed approach while positioning for a new approach.

Probable Cause:

directional control..not corrected..pilot in command(CFI)
remedial action..not performed..pilot in command(CFI)
overconfidence in personal ability..pilot in command(CFI)
lack of recent experience in type of aircraft..dual student

Loss of control



photo of Learjet-35A-N101BG
accident date: 08-12-1985
type: Learjet 35A
registration: N101BG

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 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN to Rochester Municipal Airport, MN as the crow flies is 122 km (76 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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