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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:Monday 7 October 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 55C
Registration: N555MX
MSN: 55-142
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Nürnberg Airport (NUE) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP), Spain
Destination airport:Nürnberg Airport (NUE/EDDN), Germany
During a Cat I approach in known Cat III conditions, visual reference to the runway was lost but the landing was continued. No flare was initiated. The aircraft touched down hard on the nose gear which sheared off. The aircraft stopped 1300 m from the threshold on the runway.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

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Distance from Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria to Nürnberg Airport as the crow flies is 3266 km (2041 miles).

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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