Accident Learjet 23 XC-LGD, Sunday 7 December 2008
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Date:Sunday 7 December 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 23
Owner/operator:Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
Registration: XC-LGD
MSN: 23-037
Year of manufacture:1965
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,8 km N off Atlangatepec Air Force Station -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport (PBC/MMPB)
Destination airport:Atlangatepec Air Force Station (MMTA)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was making a visual approach to the runway of Atlangatepec Air Force Station, located adjacent to the lagoon of the same name. After having made a low altitude pass over the runway starting at threshold 01, the crew made a teardrop turn starting on the right to end up on the approach runway 19.
The aircraft impacted the lagoon half a mile from the threshold of runway 19. The aircraft sank in 30 meters of water.

Probable Cause: Controlled flight into terrain.
Contributing factors:
- Weather conditions (Cloudy).
- Final approach with tailwind.
- Landing within one hour of twilight after sunset.
- Lack of experience of the co-pilot.


Servicio de Administración y Enajenación de Bienes (SAE)
DGCA Mexico Report 073/09


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