Learjet 45 crashes attempting to land in Mumbai

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A Learjet 45XR crashed while attempting to land in Mumbai during poor weather conditions. Eight people were injured in the accident. Initial reports suggested that the aircraft had veered off the runway, but data analysis showed that it rolled to the right in the air and crashed outside the runway area. The altitude, ground speed, and vertical rate of the aircraft in the final 11 minutes of flight were captured by a Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver near the airport. The weather at the time of the crash included heavy rain and low clouds.

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A Learjet 45XR crashed while attempting to land in Mumbai during poor weather. Eight people, including six passengers and two crew, were injured when VT-DBL impacted a grassy area to the right of the runway.

Flight path of VT-DBL at the time of the accident.

Initial reports described the accident as a runway excursion, which is the official designation for anytime an aircraft leaves the usable area of the runway. Upon review of the ADS-B data and video captured at the airport, it is clear that the aircraft rolled to the right in the air and crashed outside the runway area. What is not shown in the video is if the aircraft had previously touched down, though the ADS-B data indicates it did not.


The graph above shows the altitude, ground speed, and vertical rate of the aircraft for the final 11 minutes of flight at a granular level, as captured by a single Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver near the airport.


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