Accident Learjet 60 XA-ICA, Saturday 6 January 1996
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Date:Saturday 6 January 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 60
Registration: XA-ICA
MSN: 60-027
Year of manufacture:1994
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP)
Destination airport:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane touched down in a snow field 1,000 feet beyond the runway threshold and 25 feet right of runway centerline. The nose landing gear collapsed and, after traveling through several snow berms, the airplane skidded back onto the runway and came to a halt at the 4,000 foot mark.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper in-flight decision to continue with the landing when the runway had not been positively identified. Factors were the snow-covered runway and landing area, sun glare, and the inadequate snow removal by airport personnel."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW96LA084
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




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