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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 6 Mai 1982
Zeit:12:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Fluggesellschaft:IBEX Corp.
Kennzeichen: N100TA
Werknummer: 23-045
Baujahr: 1965
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:19 km (11.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Savannah, GA (Atlantic Ocean) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), USA
Flug nach:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Learjet entered an uncontrolled descent for undetermined reasons while descending from FL410 to FL390. The aircraft was en route from Teterboro to Orlando.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An uncontrolled descent from cruise altitude for undetermined reasons, from which a recovery was not or could not be effected."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-83/01
Download report: Final report


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Teterboro Airport, NJ to Orlando International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1520 km (950 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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