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Last updated: 7 June 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 14 Januar 1987
Zeit:13:31
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Fluggesellschaft:Fidinam Fiduciara
Kennzeichen: HB-VGC
Werknummer: 35A-259
Baujahr: 1979
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Lugano Airport (LUG) (   Schweiz)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Privat
Flug von:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), Frankreich
Flug nach:Lugano Airport (LUG/LSZA), Schweiz
Unfallbericht:
A Learjet 35A corporate jet, HB-VGC, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Lugano Airport (LUG), Switzerland. Both crew members survived.
The airplane overran the snow covered runway at Lugano, crossed a road and came to rest in a field.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE:
The accident was due to a runway excursion of the aircraft due to insufficient deceleration after landing on a runway made slippery by a light layer of snow.
Elements that played a role:
- Absence of a report on the state of the track
- Information provided was too optimistic and partly on the wrong runway conditions
- Overly optimistic assessment of the overall situation on the part of the crew
- Condition of the tires
- Late opening of the parachute brake

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: CFEAA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 8 months
Accident number: No 1987/1-1282
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Lugano Airport as the crow flies is 291 km (182 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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