Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 4 June 1984
Time:23:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Air Continental
Registration: N101PP
C/n / msn: 23-085
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:8393
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Windsor Locks, CT (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY (SYR/KSYR), United States of America
Destination airport:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), United States of America
Narrative:
Asymmetric spoiler configuration while on approach to runway 33. Turned right with a bank increasing to 90deg; lost control, crashed and burned.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
flt control syst,wing spoiler system..undetermined
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY to Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT as the crow flies is 307 km (192 miles).

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