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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 10 November 1984
Time:19:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24F
Operator:Macton Corp
Registration: N81MC
C/n / msn: 24-344
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:2643
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) W off Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT) (   U.S. Virgin Islands)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), U.S. Virgin Islands
Narrative:
Crashed into water 2 miles short of runway 09 during the third night time visual approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
proper glidepath..not attained..pilot in command
proper altitude..not maintained..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
in-flight planning/decision..poor..pilot in command
planned approach..poor..pilot in command
lack of familiarity with geographic area..pilot in command
crew/group coordination..poor..pilot in command
light condition..dark night

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport as the crow flies is 1771 km (1107 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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