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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 13 Februar 1991
Zeit:17:41
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Fluggesellschaft:Richmor Aviation
Kennzeichen: N535PC
Werknummer: 35A-291
Baujahr: 1980
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) N of Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), USA
Flug nach:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), USA
Unfallbericht:
While overhead Aspen, the crew requested a right downwind circling approach to runway 15. The airplane was observed in a steep right bank on base leg. It overshot the extended runway centerline and entered a steeper right bank to correct back to the runway centerline. The Learjet stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's failure to maintain airspeed and control of the airplane while maneuvering to land. Contributing factors were the flight crew's execution of an unstabilized approach and the surrounding snow-covered mountainous terrain."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: DEN91FA043
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV to Aspen Airport, CO as the crow flies is 803 km (502 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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