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Accident description
Last updated: 19 March 2018
Date:Monday 28 August 1972
Time:ca 13:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Registration: HB-VAM
C/n / msn: 23-044
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport (INN) (   Austria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport (INN/LOWI), Austria
Flew into a mountain while approaching Innsbruck following a flight from London-Gatwick.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from London-Gatwick Airport to Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport as the crow flies is 935 km (584 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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