ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 35A N100EP West Mifflin, PA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 12 May 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Corporate Jets
Registration: N100EP
MSN: 35A-150
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:4203
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Mifflin, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), United States of America
Destination airport:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), United States of America
Prof check flight with a simulated single engine power loss on takeoff. It climbed only about 50 feet. The nose pitched up and the plane went in a steep bank attitude, descended and crashed in wooded terrain in a right wing down, nose high attitude.

Probable Cause:

raising of flaps..premature..copilot/second pilot
supervision..inadequate..pilot in command(cfi)

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: DCA87MA031
Download report: Summary report

Loss of control



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Distance from Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA to Teterboro Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 495 km (309 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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