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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 24 Mai 1988
Zeit:03:16
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Fluggesellschaft:Jetcorp
Kennzeichen: N500RW
Werknummer: 35A-148
Baujahr: 1978
Betriebsstunden:4735
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:West Paterson, NJ (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), USA
Flug nach:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU/KMMU), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Learjet departed with several discrepancies and with two unauthorized passengers on board, one was the co-pilot's wife. The aircraft climbed to and levelled at 1900 feet. The plane rolled inverted, and struck the terrain in 80 degrees nose down, wings level attitude and heading opposite to direction of flight, very near the co-pilot's home. The copilot was new to jet operations.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
maneuver .. attempted .. pilot in command
judgment .. poor .. pilot in command
altitude .. misjudged .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
light condition .. dark night
lack of total experience in type operation .. pilot in command
lack of total experience in type operation .. copilot/second pilot

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ATL88MA184
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
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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 Teterboro Airport, NJ to Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 30 km (19 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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