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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 11 January 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 65
Operator:Sun Oil Co
Registration: N99S
C/n / msn: 465-64
First flight:
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3R-1D
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) NE of Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), United States of America
Destination airport:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Narrative:
Rolled inverted while on an ILS approach after engine failure in icing conditions. Crashed into a field and burned. Wing anti-icing was not operating.

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

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Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Toronto International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 554 km (346 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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