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Last updated: 26 March 2019
Datum:Freitag 30 August 2002
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25C
Fluggesellschaft:Care Flight International
Kennzeichen: N45CP
Werknummer: 25-073
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Marco Island Airport, FL (MRK/KMKY), USA
Flug nach:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX/KLEX), USA
Learjet N45CP departed Marco Island on an IFR flight to Lexington, where the passenger was to receive medical treatment. Touchdown at Lexington was smooth and the spoiler switch and thrust reverser levers were activated. The "thrust reverser deployed" lights did not come on, so the captain stowed the thrust reverse levers and activated them again with the same result. The captain then released and reapplied the brakes with no effect. The airplane then departed the runway straight ahead, about 70-80 knots. The right wing struck the wooden structure that held the opposite-direction ILS antennas and lighting. The Learjet came to rest on Versailles Road and burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's addition of forward thrust during the landing rollout, which resulted in a lack of braking effectiveness and a subsequent runway overrun. A factor was the captain's inability to deploy the thrust reversers for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: NYC02FA177
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 Marco Island Airport, FL to Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY as the crow flies is 1359 km (849 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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