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Last updated: 16 February 2019
Date:Sunday 29 March 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic L29A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1329 JetStar I
Operator:Alco Aviation
Registration: N267L
C/n / msn: 5067
First flight: 1965
Total airframe hrs:4777
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A Turbo Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:London-Luton Airport (LTN) (   United Kingdom)
Crash site elevation: 160 m (525 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Hassi Messaoud-Oued Irara Airport (HME/DAUH), Algeria
Destination airport:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), United Kingdom
Touched down beyond the runway 08 touchdown zone, overran, became airborne over a 10 m deep escarpment and struck the ground. The JetStar was on a nighttime non-precision approach without sufficient visual reference following a flight from Lagos (LOS), Nigeria via Hassi Messaoud (HME), Algeria.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the commander's action in attempting a landing from a non-precision approach without sufficient visual reference."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: AAR 6/1982
Download report: Final report

Runway excursion

» AIB AAR 6/82


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hassi Messaoud-Oued Irara Airport to London-Luton Airport as the crow flies is 2293 km (1433 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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