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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 20 December 1978
Time:08:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25
Operator:Flight Training Center
Registration: N40SN
C/n / msn: 25-021
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP/KMSP), United States of America
Destination airport:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV/KEVV), United States of America
Narrative:
Lost control on takeoff in icing conditions with flaps at 28 degrees and full nose up trim; damaged beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - misused or failed to use flaps
miscellaneous acts,conditions - airframe ice
miscellaneous acts,conditions - incorrect trim setting
factor(s)
weather - snow
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Classification:
Wrong takeoff configuration (flaps/trim)
Icing
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN to Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN as the crow flies is 890 km (556 miles).

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