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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 5 March 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24D
Operator:Flight International
Registration: N97DM
C/n / msn: 24-253
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:43,5 km (27.2 mls) SE of San Clemente Island, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Midair collision between Learjets N39DM and N97DM while engaged in a surface vessel attack training under US Navy control.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

» Lloyds List 9 March 1986


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