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Last updated: 23 November 2017
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:lundi 15 mai 2017
Heure:ca 15:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operated by:Trans-Pacific Jets
On behalf of:A&C Big Sky Aviation LLC
Immatriculation: N452DA
Numéro de série: 35A-452
Année de Fabrication: 1981
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1 km (0.6 milles) S of Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Learjet 35A corporate jet crashed and burst into flames while on approach runway 01 to Teterboro Airport, New Jersey, USA.
The flight departed from the Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, about 15:04 on a repositioning flight destined for Teterboro (TEB).
The captain filed an IFR flight plan to TEB planning a 28-minute flight at a cruising altitude of flight level 270 (27,000 feet) with a cruise speed of 441 knots and a departure time of 14:30."After departure about 15:04, the flight was cleared to climb to 4,000 feet above mean sea level (msl). The flight reached a maximum altitude of 4,000 feet msl. About 15:15, the flight was cleared to descend to 3,000 ft msl. The New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) cleared the flight for the TEB ILS Runway 6 Approach, circle to land runway 1.
TRACON instructed the flight to switch frequencies and contact TEB air traffic control (ATC) about 9 miles from the airport; however, the flight did not check onto the ATC's frequency until 4 miles from the airport. ATC cleared the flight to land on runway 1 and issued the TEB winds of 320 degrees at 16 knots, gusting to 32 knots.
Radar track data indicated that the flight did not start its right circling turn until it was less than 1 mile from the approach end of runway 6. According to TEB ATC, aircraft typically start the right turn at the final approach fix for runway 6, which is located 3.8 nm from the approach end of runway 6.
A TEB ATC controller reported that he observed the airplane bank hard to the right and he could see the belly of the airplane with the wings almost perpendicular to the ground. The airplane then appeared to level out for just a second or two before the left wing dropped, showing the entire top of the airplane. The aircraft then descended and impacted the ground in a right wing low and nose down attitude in an industrial area between Kero Road and Commerce Road in Carlstadt, New Jersey, 1000 m short of runway 01. A fire erupted and consumed the aircraft. Both crew members have died in the accident.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Duration: 10 days ()
Accident number: CEN17FA183
Download report: Preliminary report

Sources:
» Flightaware
» NBC
» FAA
» NorthJersey.com

METAR Weather report:
14:52 UTC / 18:52 local time:
KTEB 151852Z 35020G30KT 10SM SCT045 19/06 A2975

15:45 UTC / 19:45 local time:
KTEB 151945Z 32015G32KT 10SM SCT045 19/04 A2975 RMK SMOKE ON APCH


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N452DA departing from PHL on the accident flight
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Philadelphia International Airport, PA et Teterboro Airport, NJ est de 147 km (92 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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