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Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 16 Mai 1997
Zeit:13:14 MDT
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Fluggesellschaft:First Air Jet Charter
Kennzeichen: N1AH
Werknummer: 35A-398
Baujahr:
Betriebsstunden:8019
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Great Falls International Airport, MT (GTF) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Great Falls International Airport, MT (GTF/KGTF), USA
Flug nach:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), USA
Unfallbericht:
The airplane became airborne about 3,500 feet down the runway; the crew subsequently lost control of the aircraft, and it crashed to the left of the runway, and a fire erupted. An engine failure was simulated as a training exercise.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's inadequate preflight planning/preparation, and the subsequent improper response to a simulated loss of engine power, resulting in liftoff at an airspeed below that for which sustained flight was possible."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: SEA97LA109
Download report: Summary report
Language: English

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Great Falls International Airport, MT to Dallas-Love Field, TX as the crow flies is 2020 km (1263 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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