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Controlled Collision with Terrain Transportes Aereos Ejecutivos, S.A. (TAESA) Learjet 25D, XA-BBA

Executive Summary

On June 18, 1994, about 0625, a Transportes Aereos Ejecutivos, S.A. (TAESA) Learjet 25D, XA-BBA, crashed 0.8 nautical miles south of the threshold of runway 1R at Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, during an instrument landing system approach in instrument meteorological conditions. All 10 passengers and both crewmembers aboard were killed. The airplane was destroyed by impact, and there was no fire.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable causes of the accident were the poor decisionmaking, poor airmanship, and relative inexperience of the captain in initiating and continuing an unstabilized instrument approach that led to a descent below the authorized altitude without visual contact with the runway environment. Contributing to the cause of the accident was the lack of a ground proximity warning system on the airplane.

Accident Location: Chantilly , VA   Dulles International Airport
Accident Date: 6/18/1994
Accident ID: DCA94MA061

Date Adopted: 3/7/1995
NTSB Number: AAR-95-02
NTIS Number: PB95-910402

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