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Last updated: 21 September 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 3 Dezember 2002
Zeit:06:12
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 36A
Betrieben durch:Phoenix Air
Gemietet von :CFF Air
Kennzeichen: N546PA
Werknummer: 36-045
Baujahr: 1980
Betriebsstunden:12335
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Astoria Airport, OR (AST) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Astoria Airport, OR (AST/KAST), USA
Flug nach:Astoria Airport, OR (AST/KAST), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Learjet 36 corporate jet (N546PA) struck an elk while accellerating through takeoff decision speed at Astoria Airport's runway 08. Takeoff was aborted but the aircraft overran the runway, coming to rest in a marshy patch, 180 feet beyond the departure threshold.. The Learjet was on a support mission for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with an elk during the takeoff roll. Factors include dark night VFR conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 161 days (5 months)
Accident number: SEA03LA010
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


Sicherheitsempfehlungen
Currently, the Astoria airport's perimeter is bordered with animal control fence.

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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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