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.
|Date:||Thursday 6 January 1977|
|C/n / msn:|| 23-056|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Flint-Bishop Airport, MI (FNT) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|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|
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
personnel - traffic control personnel: issued improper or conflicting instructions
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
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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).