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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 18 Januar 1972
Zeit:07:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25
Fluggesellschaft:Tandy Corp.
Kennzeichen: N658TC
Werknummer: 25-044
Baujahr: 1969
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3,1 km (1.9 Meilen) NW of Victoria County-Foster Airport, TX (VCT) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), USA
Flug nach:Victoria County-Foster Airport, TX (VCT/KVCT), USA
Unfallbericht:
Struck the ground and a power pole 1,7nm short of runway 12L during a non precision approach to Victoria County-Foster Airport, Texas.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The lack of altitude awareness on the part of the flightcrew while descending into known weather conditions which were conductive to a rapid deterioration in forward visibility. The Board believes that the action of the crew might have been influenced by a visual illusory effect produced by a shallow layer of dense fog combined with the relative position of the sun."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 204 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-72-24
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX to Victoria County-Foster Airport, TX as the crow flies is 440 km (275 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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