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Last updated: 22 July 2019
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Date:Friday 24 October 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25XR
Operator:Sheikh Salim bin Laden
Registration: N51DB
C/n / msn: 25-246
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Medina (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into mountainous area in a steep nosedown and right wing low attitude. Elevator and hinges were not found at the crash site; the horizontal stabilizer trim jackscrew was near full nose down.

Classification:

Loss of control

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