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Last updated: 18 November 2017
Datum:vrijdag 15 juli 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aspen Aviation
Registratie: N620JM
Constructienummer: 35A-207
Bouwjaar: 1978
Motoren: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Vail-Eagle County Airport, CO (EGE) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ambulance
Vliegveld van vertrek:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Vail-Eagle County Airport, CO (EGE/KEGE), Verenigde Staten
The flight from Aspen (ASE) to Vail (EGE) was normal. The flight entered a left downwind for runway 25 (8,000 feet by 150 feet, dry, asphalt) and were number two following a Boeing 737 airplane on a right downwind. During landing roll the pilot lost control and the airplane departed the runway. The airplane went into the dirt and came to rest in a shallow ravine approximately 331 feet north of the runway. The Learjet subsequently caught fire. The airplane's right side fuselage, right engine, right wing, and right tip tank sustained major fire damage. The left and right main landing gear, and nose gear were broken aft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper flare resulting in the hard landing and the fractured nose gear attachment, and the subsequent loss of control. Factors contributing to the accident were the high airspeed on approach, the pilot's improper in-flight planning/decision, and the pilot's inability to maintain directional control after the gear failure."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 256 days (9 months)
Accident number: DEN05LA111
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Aspen Airport, CO en Vail-Eagle County Airport, CO bedraagt 47 km (29 miles).

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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