Accident Learjet 23 N37BL, Wednesday 4 March 1998
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Date:Wednesday 4 March 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 23
Owner/operator:Sierra West Airlines
Registration: N37BL
MSN: 23-069
Year of manufacture:1965
Total airframe hrs:6747 hours
Engine model:General Electric CJ610
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Oakdale Airport, CA (ODC) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Stockton Airport, CA (SCK/KSCK)
Destination airport:Oakdale Airport, CA (ODC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Learjet 23, N37BL, was substantially damaged when it landed gear up at the Oakdale, California, airport. Both pilots were not injured. The flight was operating on a familiarization and training flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the flight crew to extend the landing gear before landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX98LA105
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




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