ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 24F N81MC Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 10 November 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24F
Operator:Macton Corp
Registration: N81MC
MSN: 24-344
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:2643
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) W off Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT) (   U.S. Virgin Islands)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), U.S. Virgin Islands
Crashed into water 2 miles short of runway 09 during the third night time visual approach.

Probable Cause:

proper glidepath..not attained..pilot in command
proper altitude..not maintained..pilot in command
in-flight planning/decision..poor..pilot in command
planned approach..poor..pilot in command
lack of familiarity with geographic area..pilot in command
crew/group coordination..poor..pilot in command
light condition..dark night



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Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport as the crow flies is 1771 km (1107 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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