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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 5 December 1987
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-400A
Operator:Scott Cable Communications
Registration: N400PH
C/n / msn: 25180
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:5710
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tyne 522
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 298 m (978 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Narrative:
Diverted due to an engine fire warning en route Dallas-New York. Impacted in a pasture short of the runway, went through a stone fence, hit 2 utility poles, crossed a highway, came to rest at the perimeter fence & burned. Inadvertent raising of flaps.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
raising of flaps..inadvertent
stall/mush..inadvertent..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
exhaust system,exhaust cone/tailpipe(jet engine)..cracked
exhaust system,exhaust cone/tailpipe(jet engine)..leak
engine compartment..overtemperature

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: ATL88MA053
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Dallas Morning News, 6-12-1987
» NTSB


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Distance from Dallas-Love Field, TX to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 2208 km (1380 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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