Accident Learjet 25D XA-BBA, Saturday 18 June 1994
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Date:Saturday 18 June 1994
Time:06:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 25D
Owner/operator:TAESA
Registration: XA-BBA
MSN: 25-223
Year of manufacture:1977
Total airframe hrs:6118 hours
Cycles:5664 flights
Engine model:General Electric CJ610-6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:1,5 km S of Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:New Orleans-Lakefront Airport, LA (NEW/KNEW)
Destination airport:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The inexperienced captain continued the unstabilized runway 01R ILS approach and descended below the authorized altitude without visual contact. The Learjet struck trees and crashed 0,8nm short of the Dulles runway threshold.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The poor decisionmaking, poor airmanship, and relative inexperience of the captain in initiating and continuing an unstabilized instrument approach that led to a descent below the authorized altitude without visual contact with the runway environment. Contributing to the cause of the accident was the lack of a ground proximity warning system on the airplane."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NTSB/AAR-95/02
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB-AAR-95-02

Statistics

  • 35th worst accident in 1994
  • worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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