ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 24 N55NJ Hollywood-North Perry Airport, FL (HWO)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 7 May 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24
Operator:My Wife Yacht Sales
Registration: N55NJ
MSN: 24-162
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hollywood-North Perry Airport, FL (HWO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Hollywood-North Perry Airport, FL (HWO/KHWO), United States of America
Destination airport:Hollywood-North Perry Airport, FL (HWO/KHWO), United States of America
On rollout after landing at Hollywood-North Perry Airport, Florida, the pilot discovered he had no brakes. The aircraft traveled off the left side of the runway and collided with a fence surrounding a ballpark. Post crash examination of the hydraulic system revealed that the hydraulic reservoir was empty and the main accumulator and the thrust reverser accumulator had no air charge.

Probable Cause:

hydraulic system,reservoir..low level
aircraft preflight..poor..pilot in command
maintenance,service of aircraft/equipment..improper..other maintenance personnel

Hydraulic system problem
Runway excursion



photo of Learjet-24-N55NJ
accident date: 07-05-1986
type: Learjet 24
registration: N55NJ


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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