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Accident description
Last updated: 18 February 2018
Date:Friday 3 September 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25B
Operator:Compańia Brasileira de Tratores
Registration: PT-JBQ
C/n / msn: 25-119
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil
The plane ran out of fuel on the third approach in poor weather at the unlighted Rio Branco airport.


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