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Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2017
Date:Thursday 6 May 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:IBEX Corp.
Registration: N100TA
C/n / msn: 23-045
First flight: 1965
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) off Savannah, GA (Atlantic Ocean) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), United States of America
Destination airport:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), United States of America
The Learjet entered an uncontrolled descent for undetermined reasons while descending from FL410 to FL390. The aircraft was en route from Teterboro to Orlando.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An uncontrolled descent from cruise altitude for undetermined reasons, from which a recovery was not or could not be effected."

Loss of control


Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-83/01
report released:8 April 1983
duration of investigation: 11 months
download report: NTSB/AAR-83/01


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Distance from Teterboro Airport, NJ to Orlando International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1520 km (950 miles).

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