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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:vrijdag 23 september 1977
Tijd:ca 07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 36A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Arab Wings
Registratie: JY-AFC
Constructienummer: 36-020
Motoren: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ) (   JordaniŽ)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), JordaniŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
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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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 Amman-Marka International Airport en Beirut Airport bedraagt 209 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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