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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:dinsdag 9 januari 2007
Tijd:23:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Ameristar Jet Charter
Registratie: N444TW
Constructienummer: 24-348
Bouwjaar: 1977
Motoren: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:30 km (18.8 mijl) E of Guadalajara-Miguel Hidal Airport (GDL) (   Mexico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL/MMGL), Mexico
Vluchtnummer: 878
Beschrijving:
Ameristar flight 878 departed Laredo (LRD) at 22:10. At about 23:13, radar contact was established with Guadalajara Approach Control and the flight was cleared to descend from FL260 to FL240. About 10 seconds later the flight was cleared to descend to 12,000 feet, was provided an altimeter setting of 30.28 inches, and was told to expect radar vectors for the ILS 28 approach. At 23:18, the flight was given a right turn to a heading of 120 degrees. At 23:20:38, the flight was cleared to descend to 9,000 feet. The airplane was last observed on radar descending through 9,200 feet, when the airplane was crossing the GDL VOR 085 degree radial. The Learjet impacted terrain.

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» Crashed jet refueled in Laredo (AP, 11-1-2007)
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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Laredo International Airport, TX en Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport bedraagt 868 km (542 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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