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Last updated: 20 January 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 17 April 1971
Zeit:16:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24D
Fluggesellschaft:F & S Contracting
Kennzeichen: N123CB
Werknummer: 24-232
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Butte, MT (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Privat
Flug von:Polson Airport, MT, USA
Flug nach:Butte Airport, MT (BTM/KBTM), USA
Unfallbericht:
Crashed into the slope of a hill at 6060 feet while on approach. Minimum altitude for that sector was 8000 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTOR(S)
weather - other
weather briefing - no record of briefing received
weather forecast - unknown/not reported
missing aircraft - later recovered

Informationsquelle:
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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 Polson Airport, MT to Butte Airport, MT as the crow flies is 231 km (144 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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