Aircraft Accident Report - Departure from Controlled Flight, Trans-PacificAir Charter LLC, Learjet 35A, N452DA, Teterboro, New Jersey, May 15, 2017

​The National Transportation Safety Board intends to hold a board meeting March 12, 2019, to determine the probable cause of a May 15, 2017, Learjet crash at Teterboro Airport, New Jersey.

After departing controlled flight during a circle-to-land maneuver to the airport, the Learjet 35A crashed into a commercial building and parking lot, approximately a half mile from the intended runway.  Both occupants of the aircraft, the pilot-in-command and second-in-command, died in the crash. There were no ground injuries.

Parties to the investigation include the Federal Aviation Administration, Trans-Pacific Air Charter, LLC, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Bombardier, and Honeywell Aerospace.

WHO: The National Transportation Safety Board Members and NTSB investigative staff.

WHAT: NTSB Board Meeting.

WHERE: NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW, Washington.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EDT).

HOW: Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place no later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event.  The public meeting will also be webcast.  A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at


View the boardmeeting on the NTSB YouTube channel



Opening Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt

Investigator-in-Charge presentation - Jim Silliman

Animation - Crash During Circling Approach to Runway 1 at Teterboro Airport on NTSB YouTube channel

Operations presentation - Capt. David Lawrence

Human Performance presentation - Dr. William Bramble

Closing Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt




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