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Date:Saturday 17 September 2011
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35
Registration: N535LC
MSN: 35-021
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE/KFXE), United States of America
Destination airport:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
A Learjet 35, N535LC, was substantially damaged while landing at Valencia's Arturo Michelena Airport in Venezuela. The two pilots and five passengers were not injured.
After touchdown on runway 28, the aircraft swerved to the left and went off the side of the runway.

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Distance from Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL to Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport as the crow flies is 2187 km (1367 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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Learjet 35

  • 738 built
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