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Last updated: 9 April 2020
Datum:Sonntag 5 September 1993
Zeit:17:15 MDT
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25D
Fluggesellschaft:Cambridge Aviation
Kennzeichen: N999BH
Werknummer: 25-318
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-8A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) S of Pecos, NM (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), USA
Flug nach:Santa Fe Airport, NM (SAF/KSAF), USA
Impacted rising terrain at 7,300 feet msl when maneuvering at low altitude 25 miles from the destination Santa Fe. The captain was impaired because of probably cocaine use while in flight. He was also impaired by alcohol. First officer had limited Lear experience.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Physical impairment of the pilot in command from alcohol and drugs. A factor was the first officer's lack of experience in the Lear Jet."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: FTW93FA255
Download report: Summary report



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX to Santa Fe Airport, NM as the crow flies is 1202 km (751 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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Learjet 25

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