Flugunfall 30 JAN 1984 einer Learjet 24 N44GA - Avalon, CA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Montag 30 Januar 1984
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24
Fluggesellschaft:Gee Bee Aero Inc
Kennzeichen: N44GA
Werknummer: 24-129
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Avalon, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Santa Rosa-Sonoma County Airport, CA (STS/KSTS), USA
Flug nach:Catalina Island-Avalon Bay Airport, CA (AVX/KAVX), USA
Sales demo. Touched down 500 feet down the runway, overran and went over a 90 feet bluff. Caught fire.

Probable Cause:

reason for occurrence undetermined
terrain condition..mountainous/hilly
improper..pilot in command
terrain condition..downhill
self-induced pressure..pilot in command
airport fire/rescue service..inadequate
pressure induced by others..other person
airport facilities,runway/landing area condition..uphill
airport facilities,runway/landing area condition..rough/uneven



NTSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Santa Rosa-Sonoma County Airport, CA to Catalina Island-Avalon Bay Airport, CA as the crow flies is 687 km (429 miles).

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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