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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 22 noviembre 2001
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25B
Operador:Universal Jet Aviation
Registración: N5UJ
Numéro de série: 25-088
Año de Construcción: 1972
Horas Totales de la Célula:10004
Motores: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 367 m (1204 feet) amsl
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), Estados Unidos de América
The Learjet attained a very nose high attitude (about 45 degrees) while trying to get airborne. The aircraft barely climbed, veered off runway 28L, crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBALE CAUSE: "The (undetermined) pilot-at-the-controls' early, and over rotation of the airplane's nose during the takeoff attempt, and his failure to maintain directional control. Also causal, was the captain's inadequate remedial action, both during the takeoff attempt and after the airplane departed the runway."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: IAD02FA018
Download report: Summary report



photo of Learjet-25B-N5UJ
accident date: 22-11-2001
type: Learjet 25B
registration: N5UJ

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 Pittsburgh International Airport, PA to Boca Raton Public Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1559 km (974 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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