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Last updated: 25 May 2019
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 29 November 1967
Time:23:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Jet International
Registration: N690LJ
C/n / msn: 23-078
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,1 km (0.7 mls) SW of Orlando-Herndon Airport, FL (ORL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Jacksonville-Thomas Cole Imeson Municipal Airport, FL, United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
Learjet N690LJ was en route to Miami (MIA) when the pilot encountered fuel transfer problems. He decided to divert to Orlando-Herndon Airport, FL (ORL) for an emergency landing. Stalled and entered a spin while attempting a go around. The Learjet crashed into a house at 2811 Oxford Street, Orlando.
The captain of N690LJ was also president of Jet International.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - improper emergency procedures
powerplant - fuel system: pumps
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
emergency circumstances - precautionary landing on airport

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB
» St. Petersburg Times - Dec 1, 1967


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Distance from Jacksonville-Thomas Cole Imeson Municipal Airport, FL to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 528 km (330 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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