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Accident description
Last updated: 8 December 2016
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 6 November 1982
Time:09:10
Type:Learjet 24D
Operator:Duncan Aviation
Registration: N13MJ
C/n / msn: 24-314
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:2415
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Elizabeth City, NC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Elizabeth City Airport, NC (ECG/KECG), United States of America
Destination airport:Elizabeth City Airport, NC (ECG/KECG), United States of America
Narrative:
Learjets N13MJ (lead) and N47MJ (chase) were at FL140 on a target towing operation. N47MJ struck and jammed the tail of the lead aircraft while backing away. N13MJ struck the ground short of the runway, bounced and veered off the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
aircraft handling..improper..pilot of other aircraft
clearance..not maintained..pilot of other aircraft
horizontal stabilizer surface..distorted
flight control,elevator..jammed
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
lack of total experience in type operation..pilot of other aircraft

Sources:
» NTSB


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