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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2016
Date:Tuesday 3 December 2002
Type:Learjet 36A
Operating for:Phoenix Air
Leased from:CFF Air
Registration: N546PA
C/n / msn: 36-045
First flight: 1980
Total airframe hrs:12335
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Astoria Airport, OR (AST) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Astoria Airport, OR (AST/KAST), United States of America
Destination airport:Astoria Airport, OR (AST/KAST), United States of America
A Learjet 36 corporate jet (N546PA) struck an elk while accellerating through takeoff decision speed at Astoria Airport's runway 08. Takeoff was aborted but the aircraft overran the runway, coming to rest in a marshy patch, 180 feet beyond the departure threshold.. The Learjet was on a support mission for the Canadian Armed Forces.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with an elk during the takeoff roll. Factors include dark night VFR conditions."


Runway excursion


Follow-up / safety actions
Currently, the Astoria airport's perimeter is bordered with animal control fence.


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Distance from Astoria Airport, OR to Astoria Airport, OR as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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