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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 24 May 2018
Datum:maandag 7 juni 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registratie: T-24
Constructienummer: 35A-333
Bouwjaar: 1980
Motoren: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Pebble Island (Isla Borbón) (   Falklandeilanden)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD/SAVC), Argentinië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD/SAVC), Argentinië
During the 1982 Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas) two Learjet 35 jets took off from Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD), Argentina at 08:00 for a photo reconnaissance mission. 'Nardo 1' (Learjet T-24) and 'Nardo 2' (Learjet LV-ONN) climbed to FL400 towards the Falkland Islands.
About 09:10 the crew of Nardo 2 saw two small explosions on the surface of the Bay of San Carlos followed by an ascending trail of a missile. The surface-to-air Sea Dart missile was fired by HMS Exeter.
Nardo 1 was struck by the missile and burst into flames, spiralling down. Nardo 2 quickly returned to Comodoro Rivadavia were it landed at 10:40.

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