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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 6 januari 1977
Tijd:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Jet Avia
Registratie: N12MK
Constructienummer: 24-192
Bouwjaar: 1969
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:35 km (21.9 mijl) NW of Palm Springs, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA (PSP/KPSP), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Climbed to FL90 out of Palm Springs on a flight to Las Vegas. The crew misinterpreted the IFR clearance and ATC instructions, maintained runway heading and flew into a mountain at an altitude of 9,700 ft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flightcrew's misinterpretation of the instrument flight rules clearance, and subsequent ATC instructions issued by the Palm Springs Departure Control. Contributing to the accident was the controller's failure to detect the aircraft's deviation,from the route of flight contained in the ATC clearance and the flightcrew's failure to recognize their proximity to the high terrain."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 273 days (9 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-77-08
Download report: Final report


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photo of Learjet-24B-N12MK
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA en Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV bedraagt 277 km (173 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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