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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 15 octubre 1987
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic FA10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 10
Operador:Falcon Jet Corp
Registración: N121FJ
Numéro de série: 192
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:475
Motores: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Rancho Murieta, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Rancho Murieta, CA (KRIU), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), Estados Unidos de América
Sales demo flight. In flight loss of control by the pilot flying while performing an intentional low level aerobatic maneuver (a left aileron roll at 600 feet).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "In flight loss of control by the pilot flying while performing an intentional low level aerobatic maneuver."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: LAX88FA015
Download report: Summary 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 Rancho Murieta, CA to San Jose Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 144 km (90 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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