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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 28 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35
Operator:Arab Wings
Registration: JY-AEW
C/n / msn: 35-052
First flight: 1976
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Riyadh International Airport (RUH) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Riyadh International Airport (RUH/OERY), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Because of left-engine starter problems the crew tried a "one engine inoperative" takeoff and then attempt an airstart on the no. 1 engine. Directional control was lost at VR; the Learjet crashed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Flight International 21-1-1978


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