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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 19 March 1966
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Mutual Benefit Health & Accident
Registration: N316M
C/n / msn: 23-061
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Michigan, MI (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), United States of America
Narrative:
Ditched following a double engine failure due to engine inlet icing. Pilot did not use nacelle heating in icing conditions.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used misc.equipment
miscellaneous acts, conditions - ice-engine
miscellaneous acts, conditions - improper emergency procedures
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - failure of two or more engines
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on water

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» NTSB File #3-1399


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