Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 15 December 1972
Time:11:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Zantop International Airlines
Registration: N20M
C/n / msn: 23-094
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), United States of America
Destination airport:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX/KLEX), United States of America
Narrative:
Ferry flight to Lexington, KY. Hit fuel storage tank when it failed to climb after takeoff from runway 03R.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Undetermined."

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY as the crow flies is 473 km (296 miles).

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