ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 40XR N626FX Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU)
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Date:Wednesday 4 April 2018
Type:Learjet 40XR
Operator:Union Gas Air Ventures I LLC
Registration: N626FX
MSN: 45-2120
First flight: 2009
Total airframe hrs:4372
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-20BR-1B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
During a thunderstorm, a local microburst hit a hangar at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport in Texas, USA. The hangar partially collapsed. Several aircraft, parked inside and outside, were damaged. N626FX was struck by the hangar, building contents and equipment and the tail appears to have struck the ground.
The right engine inlet sustained damage and a hole in the left wing fuel cell was among various other structural damage observed on the aircraft.

Alliance Air Parts subsequently acquired some aircraft for spares:
Cessna Citation 560XL N900WL (msn 560-5037); Learjet 40XR N626FX (msn 2120); Learjet 45XR N618CW (msn 430).

Damaged on the ground



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