Aviation Safety's Brian Jacobson takes a critical look at the June 1994 crash of a Mexican-registered Learjet 25D at Washington's Dulles airport, killing both pilots and all ten passengers. The brand new Learjet captain — who did poorly during his recent transition training at FlightSafety International — inexplicably attempted two ILS approaches when Dulles tower was reporting RVR far below minimums. He missed the first approach, and his luck ran out on the second try.
By Brian Jacobson
, This article first appeared in the December 1995 issue of AVIATION SAFETY and appears here by permission of Belvoir Publications. | May 7, 1997