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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Fecha:martes 3 diciembre 2002
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic LJ36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 36A
Operado por:Phoenix Air
Alquilado a :CFF Air
Registración: N546PA
Numéro de série: 36-045
Año de Construcción: 1980
Horas Totales de la Célula:12335
Motores: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Astoria Airport, OR (AST) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Astoria Airport, OR (AST/KAST), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Astoria Airport, OR (AST/KAST), Estados Unidos de América
A Learjet 36 corporate jet (N546PA) struck an elk while accellerating through takeoff decision speed at Astoria Airport's runway 08. Takeoff was aborted but the aircraft overran the runway, coming to rest in a marshy patch, 180 feet beyond the departure threshold.. The Learjet was on a support mission for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with an elk during the takeoff roll. Factors include dark night VFR conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 161 days (5 months)
Accident number: SEA03LA010
Download report: Summary report


Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad
Currently, the Astoria airport's perimeter is bordered with animal control fence.


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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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