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Accident description
Last updated: 5 July 2015
Date:Thursday 7 June 2012
Type:Learjet 60
Operator:Performance Aircraft Leasing Inc.
Registration: N500SW
C/n / msn: 60-017
First flight: 1993
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, CO (ASE) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Destination airport:Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), United States of America
A Learjet 60 jet sustained damage in a runway excursion accident at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, CO (ASE). There were no injuries among the six passengers and two crew members.
The airplane veered off the side of the runway on landing and came to rest with a collapsed right main landing gear.

Runway excursion

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Distance from Opa-Locka Airport, FL to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, CO as the crow flies is 2864 km (1790 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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