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Accident description
Last updated: 21 May 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 11 April 1980
Time:17:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25B
Operator:Thunderbird Airways
Registration: N25TA
C/n / msn: 25-196
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) W of Conlon, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Vernal Airport, UT (VEL/KVEL), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Narrative:
Lost control at FL412 after encountering clear air turbulence and crashed in a steep high speed descent.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
miscellaneous - undetermined
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight

Classification:
Cause undetermined
Loss of control

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