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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 23 septembre 1977
Heure:ca 07:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic LJ36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 36A
Compagnie:Arab Wings
Immatriculation: JY-AFC
Numéro de série: 36-020
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ) (   Jordanie)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordanie
Aéroport de destination:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Liban
The left wing dropped after takeoff from runway 24 and the Learjet entered a descent with slow roll to the right until it impacted the ground in an inverted position on hard ground approximately 8 feet north of the parallel taxiway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The highest probability centres around a possible fuel imbalance at the time of take-off. As the aircraft was observed dropping a left wing very rapidly with an eventual recovery still in climb attitude, the actual cause of continuing right roll cannot be explained unless gyroscopic forces were assisted by the use of right rudder. Although not conclusive, tests were carried out by a senior flight crew member of Arab Wings in a LearJet simulator set up with the data applicable to the aircraft and field conditions at the time of the accident. Using maximum fuel imbalance condition the test crew experienced similar results and loss of control through right roll owing to inability to centre rudder control after wings level, as stated by the pilot of the simulated flight"

» ICAO Circular 153-AN/56 (Accident Digest 23, p.157-165)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Amman-Marka International Airport et Beirut Airport est de 209 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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