Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
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 an avenue while on approach to Fresno.

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."

Classification:


Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB-AAR-95-04


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