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Last updated: 18 December 2018
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Date:Monday 10 December 1979
Time:ca 21:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 36A
Operator:Ferruzzi Spa
Registration: I-AIFA
C/n / msn: 36-021
First flight:
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) NW of Forli Airport (FRL) (   Italy)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:London (unknown airport), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Forli Airport (FRL/LIPK), Italy
Narrative:
Weather was poor when Learjet I-AIFA approached Forli. Visibility was 300 m and the pilot was informed that the ILS glideslope was inoperative. On finals the left wing struck a tv antenna on a hill, 2300 m short of the runway 12 threshold. The aircraft then crashed into a house, killing 2 people on the ground.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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