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Accident description
Last updated: 9 October 2015
Date:Friday 13 July 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G-IV
Operator:Universal Jet Aviation
Registration: N823GA
C/n / msn: 1005
First flight: 1987
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 611
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Le Castellet Airport (CTT) (   France)
Crash site elevation: 424 m (1391 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Le Castellet Airport (CTT/LFMQ), France
Flightnumber: 823
A Gulfstream corporate jet was destroyed when it crashed at Le Castellet Airport (CTT), France. All three occupants were killed.
Flight UJT823 operated on a ferry flight from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE) to Le Castellet. The airplane landed on runway 13 but it ran off the left side of the runway into trees.. The airplane broke in two. The front part ended up in a small pond, the rear part of the fuselage came to rest among some trees. A photo from the crash scene shows the thrust reversers were deployed.

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Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Le Castellet Airport as the crow flies is 123 km (77 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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