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Accident description
Last updated: 5 February 2016
Date:Friday 16 December 1988
Type:Learjet 24B
Operator:Crown Center Aviation
Registration: N234CM
C/n / msn: 24-214
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cuatro Cienegas (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas-Addison Airport, TX (ADS), United States of America
Passed destination Addison, TX; intercepted by T-38 jet whose pilot was unable to contact the Learjet crew. The Lear entered a spin over Mexico and crashed.

Loss of control



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Distance from Memphis International Airport, TN to Dallas-Addison Airport, TX as the crow flies is 668 km (418 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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