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Accident Report Detail

Departure From Controlled Flight, Learjet 24B, N600XJ

Executive Summary

On December 23, 2003, about 0913 Pacific standard time, a Learjet 24B, N600XJ, registered to and operated by Pavair, Inc., of Santa Monica, California, departed controlled flight and crashed near Helendale, California. The captain and the first officer were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 from San Bernardino County Airport (CNO), Chino, California, to Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was a loss of airplane control for undetermined reasons.

Accident Location: Helendale , CA    
Accident Date: 12/23/2003
Accident ID: LAX04FA075

Date Adopted: 5/23/2006
NTSB Number: AAB-06-04
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