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Last updated: 21 March 2019
Date:Sunday 18 August 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Sky Service Aviation
Registration: EC-GXX
C/n / msn: 35A-263
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Biarritz Parme Airport (BIQ/LFBZ), France
Destination airport:Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB/LIEO), Italy
The Learjet departed Málaga Airport (AGP) on a flight to Asturias Airport (OVD), Biarritz (BIQ) and Olbia (OLB). The aircraft landed heavy following a visual approach to runway 11 at Asturias. A visual inspection did not reveal any damage. The next legs were uneventful until the airplane approached Olbia. During the descent into Olbia the crew encountered a zone of severe turbulence, which lasted about three minutes. After landing it was established that the airplane had sustained buckling at the connections between the wing and the rear fuselage and some damage to the engine pylons.

Probable Cause:

CAUSA PROBABILE: "Dall'esame degli elementi in possesso di questa Agenzia si puň ragionevolmente affermare che la causa dell'incidente sia riconducibile ad un atterraggio pesante effettuato sull'aeroporto di Avila, cui č seguito l'attraversamento in volo di una zona di forte turbolenza durante il trasferimento in Italia."



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Distance from Biarritz Parme Airport to Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport as the crow flies is 946 km (591 miles).

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