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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Datum:dinsdag 24 mei 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Registratie: N500RW
Constructienummer: 35A-148
Bouwjaar: 1978
Aantal vlieguren:4735
Motoren: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:West Paterson, NJ (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU/KMMU), Verenigde Staten
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:

maneuver .. attempted .. pilot in command
judgment .. poor .. pilot in command
altitude .. misjudged .. pilot in command
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:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ATL88MA184
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Teterboro Airport, NJ en Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ bedraagt 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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