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Date:Thursday 12 December 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:General Telephone Co.
Registration: N723GL
MSN: 35A-107
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:8963
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:College Station-Easterwood Field, TX (CLL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:College Station-Easterwood Field, TX (CLL/KCLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), United States of America
Catastrophic no. 2 engine failure during a night takeoff. Rolled right and crashed in flames.

Probable Cause:

compressor assembly,forward fan..fatigue
compressor assembly,forward fan..failure,total
compressor assembly,forward fan..separation
insufficient standards/requirements..manufacturer

Loss of control

Follow-up / safety actions
AD 86-04-02 was issued on February 14, 1986 dealing with fan removal from service according to an operating cycle schedule.


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Distance from College Station-Easterwood Field, TX to Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX 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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