Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 6 January 1977
Time:19:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Jet Avia
Registration: N332PC
C/n / msn: 23-056
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Flint-Bishop Airport, MI (FNT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), United States of America
Destination airport:Flint-Bishop Airport, MI (FNT/KFNT), United States of America
Narrative:
The crew failed to maintain flying speed while on a runway 27 localizer back course approach. The Learjet rolled in a steep right turn 45deg nosedown and crashed. Weather was poor including 1200 feet indefinite ceiling, sky obscured and snow.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
pilot in command - improper operation of flight controls
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S):
personnel - traffic control personnel: issued improper or conflicting instructions
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI to Flint-Bishop Airport, MI as the crow flies is 82 km (51 miles).

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