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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 25 October 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:FAI Air Service
Registration: D-CFAX
C/n / msn: 35A-135
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tamanrasset-Aguemar Airport (TMR) (   Algeria)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Tamanrasset-Aguemar Airport (TMR/DAAT), Algeria
Destination airport:Bata Airport (BSG/FGBT), Equatorial Guinea
The Learjet 35A ambulance plane sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Tamanrasset-Aguemar Airport (TMR), Algeria.
During takeoff the crew heard a loud bang and they decided to abort the takeoff. The airplane could not be stopped on the remaining runway and overran.


Runway excursion

» El Watan, 26-10-2014
» BFU 2X003-14


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tamanrasset-Aguemar Airport to Bata Airport as the crow flies is 2357 km (1473 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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