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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Friday 4 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24
Operator:Lķder Tįxi Aéreo
Registration: PT-CXK
C/n / msn: 24-122
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Narrative:
Struck powerline on a hill and crashed while approaching Galećo Airport. The Learjet had diverted from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport due to a wet runway.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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