Accident Learjet 25D N999BH, Sunday 5 September 1993
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Date:Sunday 5 September 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 25D
Owner/operator:Cambridge Aviation
Registration: N999BH
MSN: 25-318
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:4973 hours
Engine model:General Electric CJ610-8A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:11 km S of Pecos, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU)
Destination airport:Santa Fe Airport, NM (SAF/KSAF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Impacted rising terrain at 7,300 feet msl when maneuvering at low altitude 25 miles from the destination Santa Fe. The captain was impaired because of probably cocaine use while in flight. He was also impaired by alcohol. First officer had limited Lear experience.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Physical impairment of the pilot in command from alcohol and drugs. A factor was the first officer's lack of experience in the Lear Jet."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW93FA255
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report




  • 50th worst accident in 1993
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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