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Accident description
Last updated: 26 June 2016
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 7 April 1981
Time:11:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Freedom International
Registration: N400PG
C/n / msn: 23-068
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, United States of America
Narrative:
While climbing through a height of 3800 feet, a Common Loon bird collided with the aircraft, penetrating the windshield. The co-pilot was killed and the captain sustained serious injuries. Debris from the windshield were ingested by the no. 2 engine, which had to be shut down. The pilot returned to the airport for an emergency landing.

PROBABLE CAUSES:
miscellaneous - bird collision
miscellaneous - foreign material affecting normal operations
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Classification:
Bird strike
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» NTSB


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