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Last updated: 8 April 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 4 juni 1984
Tijd:23:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Continental
Registratie: N101PP
Constructienummer: 23-085
Bouwjaar:
Aantal vlieguren:8489
Motoren: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 2 km SSE of Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY (SYR/KSYR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Asymmetric spoiler configuration while on approach to runway 33. Turned right with a bank increasing to 90deg; lost control, crashed and burned.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An uncommanded roll to the right which caused the airplane to roll about 90and descend into the ground. The cause of the uncommanded roll was an asymmetric retraction of the flight spoilers wherein the left spoiler retracted and the right spoiler did not. The Safety Board could not determine the reason for the right spoiler malfunction."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 274 days (9 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-85/02
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY en Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT bedraagt 307 km (192 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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