Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 8 January 1988
Time:05:19
Type:Learjet 36A
Operator:Phoenix Air
Registration: N79SF
C/n / msn: 36-041
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:3039
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:16 km (10 mls) SW of Monroe Municipal Airport, LA (MLU) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
Destination airport:Monroe Municipal Airport, LA (MLU/KMLU), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed during an ILS approach in a slight noseup, slight right wing down attitude, with a high vertical rate of descent, and a high forward speed. The copilot was not rated in the aircraft and had logged a total of 7.9 of jet time in his logbook.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
descent..excessive..pilot in command
level off..not performed..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
inattentive..pilot in command
lack of total experience in type of aircraft..copilot/second pilot

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Memphis International Airport, TN to Monroe Municipal Airport, LA as the crow flies is 338 km (211 miles).

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