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Accident description
Last updated: 27 June 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 31 August 1974
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25B
Operator:Colorado Flying Academy
Registration: N366AA
C/n / msn: 25-151
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Briggsdale, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Denver (unknown airport), CO, United States of America
Destination airport:Denver (unknown airport), CO, United States of America
Narrative:
Lost control at FL174 when the instructor decided to introduce a runaway trim emergency to the student pilot who was on his 4th lesson for his type rating. The Learjet struck the ground in a 20-40deg nosedown attitude.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
misc-unable to retrim acft for undetermined reason

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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