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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30109
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic E300 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Extra EA-300S
Registration: N300XS
MSN: 05
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4,5 km SW of Boca Raton, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Destination airport:Boynton Beach, FL (1X4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The Learjet departed from an uncontrolled airport about 2 minutes before the accident on a on a VFR climb and was not talking to ATC. The Extra EA-300S departed VFR from a controlled airport and requested and received a frequency change from the control tower 2 minutes after departure. Review of radar data revealed that the Extra climbed to 2,500 feet on a heading of 346 degrees before descending to 2,400 at 1141:25. The Learjet was observed on radar in a right crosswind departure passing through 700 feet on a heading of 242 degrees at 1141:02. At 1141:16, the Learjet was at 1,400 feet heading 269. At 1141:30, the Extra is observed on radar at 2,400 feet, in a right turn heading 360 degrees. The Learjet is observed on radar at 1141:28 in a climbing left turn passing through 2,300 feet. The last radar return on both aircraft was at 1141:30.
Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot's of both airplanes to maintain a visual lookout (while climbing and maneuvering) resulting in an in-flight collision and subsequent collision with residences and terrain.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Dec-2009 09:36 Alpine Flight Updated
13-Dec-2009 09:37 harro Updated
23-Oct-2014 16:15 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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