ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 35A N442NE Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 26 July 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Northeast Jet
Registration: N442NE
MSN: 35A-442
First flight: 1981
Total airframe hrs:4274
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 57 m (187 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA (ABE/KABE), United States of America
Destination airport:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU/KMMU), United States of America
Struck a fence short of the runway and impacted the ground. The runway 05 NDB approach had been erratic throughout with copilot at the controls. His training history indicated difficulty in control, scan of instruments, and with instrument procedures.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: MKC88MA134
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA to Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 87 km (55 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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