Narrative:Night check courier flight. The Learjet descended steep and fast for runway 04R and bounced on landing. It banked to the right, hit the ground and burned. Both pilots exposed to marijuana and CO2 in blood from smoking.
|Date:||Wednesday 30 March 1983|
|Operating for:||Hughes Charter Air|
|Leased from:||Chatham Corp.|
|C/n / msn:|| 25-030|
|First flight:|| |
|Total airframe hrs:||5750|
|Engines:|| 2 General Electric CJ610-6|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "(a) Loss of control following ground contact, (b) an unstabilized approach. and c) impairment of the flightcrew's judgment, decisionmaking, and flying abilities by a combination of physioIogical and psychological factors."
Follow-up / safety actions
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Distance from Chicago-Midway Airport, IL to Newark International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 1133 km (708 miles).