Northeast Jet

Northeast Jet Monday May 19, 1980
An unexpected encouter with moderate to severe clear air turbulence, the flightcrew's improper response to the encounter, and the aircraft's marginal controllability characteristics when flown at and beyond the boundary of its high altitude speed envelope, all of which resulted in the aircraft exceeding its Mach limits and a progressive loss of control from which recovery was not possible.

Crash Details

DateMonday May 19, 1980
LocationOff Sarasota, Florida
Passengers0
Crew2
Fatalities2
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeLearjet 25D
OperatorNortheast Jet
RegistrationN125NE
Flight OriginWest Palm Beach, FL
Flight Destination New Orleans, LA
Off Sarasota, Florida
Northeast Jet
Learjet 25D
1980