Accident Learjet 45XR VT-DBL, Thursday 14 September 2023
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Date:Thursday 14 September 2023
Time:11:31 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 45XR
Owner/operator:VSR Ventures
Registration: VT-DBL
MSN: 45-404
Year of manufacture:2009
Engine model:Honeywell TFE731-20BR-1B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB) -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Visakhapatnam International Airport (VTZ/VOVZ)
Destination airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Learjet 45 aircraft, VT-DBL, impacted the runway environment during an attempted landing on runway 27 at Mumbai Airport (BOM), India.

The aircraft took off normally from Visakhapatnam and the flight en route was uneventful. The aircraft established contact with Mumbai tower and was instructed to prepare for landing. The aircraft was cleared to land on runway 27 and was given landing clearance at 11:31 UTC. At the time of landing, Mumbai Airport was experiencing heavy rains and reduced visibility. The winds reported to the crew at the time of landing clearance was "Wind 140 degrees 7 knots, runway 27".
The crew had the runway in sight and they decided to land. The aircraft continuously drifted right of the runway 27 centreline and moved towards Apron C. About 40 seconds after the autopilot was disconnected, a stick shaker alert sounded in the cockpit accompanied by a stall warning. Thereafter, EGPWS warnings were generated and the aircraft crash landed at the shoulder of the intersection of Taxiway W and Taxiway N. As a result, the aircraft's fuselage broke into two pieces and skidded, finally coming to a stop near the intersection of Taxiway U and Taxiway N on an unpaved area (near stand C80).
Following the crash, a fire broke out and fire tenders rushed to the site and extinguished the fire. All occupants of the aircraft were evacuated, but they sustained various injuries due to the impact and were immediately admitted to the nearest hospital.


Weather reported about the accident time (1130Z):
VABB 141200Z 17005KT 0800 R27/1000 +RA SCT010 SCT018 FEW025TCU OVC080 25/25 Q1006 TEMPO 0300 +RA
>> VABB 141130Z 15008KT 0800 R27/1000 +RA SCT010 SCT018 FEW025TCU OVC080 25/25 Q1005 TEMPO 1500 SHRA
VABB 141100Z 09010KT 1600 SHRA SCT012 SCT018 FEW025TCU OVC080 26/25 Q1005 TEMPO 0800 +SHRA

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




Revision history:

14-Sep-2023 12:34 harro Added
14-Sep-2023 12:36 harro Updated
14-Sep-2023 14:38 Iceman 29 Updated
16-Sep-2023 09:46 Iceman 29 Updated
22-Sep-2023 06:20 nhofmann54 Updated
26-Oct-2023 09:06 harro Updated
22-Feb-2024 17:57 ASN Updated

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