Date: May 19, 1980
Time: 12:05
Location: Off Sarasota, Florida
Operator: Northeast Jet
Flight #: ?
Route: West Palm Beach, FL - New Orleans, LA
AC Type: Learjet 25D
Registration: N125NE
cn / ln: 25-271
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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