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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 13 februari 1991
Tijd:17:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Richmor Aviation
Registratie: N535PC
Constructienummer: 35A-291
Bouwjaar: 1980
Motoren: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,6 km (1 mijl) N of Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV en Aspen Airport, CO bedraagt 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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