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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 8 October 1984
Time:19:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24B
Operator:Clay Lacy Aviation
Registration: N864CL
C/n / msn: 24-229
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:25515
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 4 m (13 feet) amsl
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY/KVNY), United States of America
Narrative:
Took off from runway 28L. Descended in a steep, left wing low nose down attitude after entering a broken cloud later at 600 feet. Crashed 10,000 feet from the approach end.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Reason for occurrence undetermined.

Classification:
Cause undetermined
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA as the crow flies is 512 km (320 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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