Crash of a Learjet 36 in Iwakuni AFB: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 21, 2003 at 1125 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9202
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iwakuni-Iwakuni
MSN:
36-056
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On a training exercice, the crew decided to complete touch & go manoeuvres. After touch down, aircraft veered off runway 02 and burst into flames. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Learjet 36 in Astoria

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2002 at 0612 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N546PA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Astoria-Astoria
MSN:
36-045
YOM:
1980
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3350
Captain / Total hours on type:
2350.00
Aircraft flight hours:
12335

Crash of a Learjet 36 in Stephenville: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 6, 1996 at 0238 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N14TX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Grand Rapids-Stephenville-Shannon
MSN:
36-033
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
5700
Captain / Total hours on type:
3000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2800
Copilot / Total hours on type:
400

Crash of a Learjet 36A in Zarzaitine

Date & Time: Sep 26, 1995 at 2300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HB-VFS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Geneva – Zarzaitine – Accra – Zarzaitine – Geneva – London – Geneva
MSN:
36-042
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Geneva-Cointrin on an ambulance flight to Accra with an intermediate stop in Zarzaitine, carrying two doctors and two pilots. The goal of the mission was to repatriate a patient to London via Geneva after a crew change. While descending to runway 05 at Zarzaitine-In Amenas Airport by night, the crew was informed by ATC that runway 23 was in service. The crew followed a circuit and started the descent to runway 23. On final approach in low visibility (dark night), the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the aircraft struck the top of a sand dune. The undercarriage were torn off and the aircraft crash landed 3 km short of runway, bursting into flames. Both doctors escaped uninjured, the female copilot was slightly injured and the captain was seriously injured. The aircraft was totally destroyed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain during a visual approach completed in limited visibility due to the dark night.

Crash of a Learjet U-36A off Shikoku Island: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 28, 1991
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9203
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
36-058
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a low level ECM exercice when it crashed in the sea off Shikoku Island. All five crew members were killed. It is understood that the aircraft struck the water surface while cruising at low level and low speed.

Crash of a Learjet 36 in Monroe: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 8, 1988 at 0519 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N79SF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Memphis - Monroe
MSN:
36-041
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3355
Captain / Total hours on type:
528.00
Copilot / Total hours on type:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
3039
Circumstances:
The crew was executing the ILS approach and had turned back inbound on the procedure turn to the outer marker when the copilot stated they were 5.9 DME in a calm voice with no indication of a problem. Impact with the ground occurred at about 5.9 DME, approximately 10 statute miles from the airport, while the aircraft was in a slight nose up, slight right wing down attitude, with a high vertical rate of descent, and a high forward speed. The aircraft was demolished. No evidence of a pre-impact failure or malfunction of the aircraft or its systems could be found. The copilot was not rated in the aircraft and had logged a total of 7.9 hours of jet time in his personal logbook.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: in flight collision with terrain/water
Phase of operation: approach - iaf to faf/outer marker (ifr)
Findings
1. (c) descent - excessive - pilot in command
2. (f) inattentive - pilot in command
3. (c) level off - not performed - pilot in command
4. (f) lack of total experience in type of aircraft - copilot/second pilot
Final Report:

Crash of a Learjet 36 in Sebha

Date & Time: Mar 25, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-CDFA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
36-006
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Struck the ground and crashed on approach to Sebha Airport. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.