ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 55 N220JC Boca Raton, FL
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 23 June 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 55
Operator:Universal Jet Aviation
Registration: N220JC
MSN: 55-050
First flight: 1982
Total airframe hrs:8557
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3AR-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) SW of Boca Raton, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Pierce-Saint Lucie County Airport, FL (FPR/KFPR), United States of America
Learjet N220JC departed Boca Raton at 11:40 and made a right crosswind departure, followed by a 45-degree turn departing the traffic pattern. In the same area an Extra EA-300S N300XS was present, which had just taken off from Pompano Beach Airpark, FL (PMP). At an altitude of 2400 feet both aircraft collided. Both aircraft fell to the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot's of both airplanes to maintain a visual lookout (while climbing and maneuvering) resulting in an in-flight collision and subsequent collision with residences and terrain."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: MIA00FA190A
Download report: Summary report

Mid air collision
Loss of control



photo of Learjet-55-OY-FLK
accident date: 23-06-2000
type: Learjet 55
registration: OY-FLK

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Boca Raton Public Airport, FL to Fort Pierce-Saint Lucie County Airport, FL as the crow flies is 126 km (79 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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