ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 35 N95TC Waco Municipal Airport, TX (ACT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 20 December 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35
Operator:Jet East
Registration: N95TC
MSN: 35-020
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:5276
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waco Municipal Airport, TX (ACT) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 157 m (515 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Waco Municipal Airport, TX (ACT/KACT), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), United States of America
Type rating check ride. Failed to maintain directional control during a simulated engine failure after reaching V1 on takeoff.

Probable Cause:

rotation..excessive..pilot in command
procedures/directives..not followed..pilot in command
directional control..not maintained..pilot in command
emergency procedure..simulated..check pilot

Simulated engine failure
Loss of control



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Distance from Waco Municipal Airport, TX to Dallas-Love Field, TX as the crow flies is 141 km (88 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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