Accident Learjet 24D XA-RRK,
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Date:Friday 2 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 24D
Owner/operator:Aerodinamo del Pacifico
Registration: XA-RRK
MSN: 24-307
Year of manufacture:1975
Total airframe hrs:8095 hours
Engine model:General Electric CJ610-6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:10 km NW of Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM) -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU)
Destination airport:Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM/MMTM)
Investigating agency: SCT
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was flying the 8 mile DME arc to intercept the localizer in night-time IMC conditions when the airplane contacted the surface of the water of a lagoon. The undercarriage and flaps were damaged as the aircraft continued forward onto the ground were it hit several objects. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact.

Probable cause: "Failure to maintain instrument procedure (IFR), authorized for approach, abandoning instrument conditions and going to visual conditions (VFR), during an operation restricted by unfavourable meteorgical conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT
Report number: 002/98
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





photo (c); Rantoul, KS; 30 April 2013; (CC:by-sa)

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