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Accident description
Last updated: 21 September 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 14 December 1994
Time:11:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Phoenix Air
Registration: N521PA
C/n / msn: 35A-239
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:6673
Cycles:5254
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:Fresno, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), United States of America
Destination airport:Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), United States of America
Narrative:
Improperly installed electrical wiring for special mission operations led to an in-flight fire that caused airplane systems and structural damage and subsequent airplane control difficulties. Crashed on East Olive Avenue while on approach to Fresno Air Terminal.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) improperly installed electrical wiring for special mission operations that led to an in-flight fire that caused airplane systems and structural damage and subsequent airplane control difficulties; 2) improper maintenance and inspection procedures followed by the operator; and 3) inadequate oversight and approval of the maintenance and inspection practice by the operator in the installation of the special mission systems."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 230 days (8 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-95/04
Download report: Final report

Classification:


Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB-AAR-95-04


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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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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