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Last updated: 13 May 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 3 Juli 1975
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25
Kennzeichen: N428JX
Werknummer: 25-103
Baujahr: 1973
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID/KRID), USA
Flug nach:Farmingdale-Republic Field, NY (FRG/KFRG), USA
Takeoff was aborted but the Learjet continued off the runway with both engines at or near takeoff power. The airplane collided with trees.

Probable Cause:

copilot - spontaneous-improper action
copilot - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway


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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 Richmond Municipal Airport, IN to Farmingdale-Republic Field, NY as the crow flies is 969 km (605 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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