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Last updated: 27 September 2020
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 12 December 1985
Time:19:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:General Telephone Co.
Registration: N723GL
C/n / msn: 35A-107
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:8963
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:College Station-Easterwood Field, TX (CLL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:College Station-Easterwood Field, TX (CLL/KCLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), United States of America
Narrative:
Catastrophic no. 2 engine failure during a night takeoff. Rolled right and crashed in flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
compressor assembly,forward fan..fatigue
compressor assembly,forward fan..failure,total
compressor assembly,forward fan..separation
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
insufficient standards/requirements..manufacturer

Classification:
Loss of control

Follow-up / safety actions
AD 86-04-02 was issued on February 14, 1986 dealing with fan removal from service according to an operating cycle schedule.

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Distance from College Station-Easterwood Field, TX to Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX as the crow flies is 147 km (92 miles).

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