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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Fecha:sábado 3 enero 1976
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24A
Operador:Winship Air Services
Registración: N651LJ
Numéro de série: 24-125
Año de Construcción: 1969
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Deadhorse-Alpine Airstrip, AK (DQH/PALP), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Estados Unidos de América
The Learjet 24A impacted terrain on final approach to Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, USA.
The pilot had descended below published minima. The aircraft was low on fuel as the pilot had not refueled at Deadhorse. Several suitable airports were overflown, but the pilot elected to continue to the destination for which poor visibility was forecast.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper IFR operation
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog



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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 Deadhorse-Alpine Airstrip, AK to Anchorage International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 1013 km (633 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Learjet 24

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