ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 23 N400PG Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 7 April 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Freedom International
Registration: N400PG
MSN: 23-068
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, United States of America
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 Cause:

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

Bird strike
Forced landing on runway



photo of Learjet-23-N400PG
accident date: 07-04-1981
type: Learjet 23
registration: N400PG
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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