Accident description
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 12 May 1987
Time:10:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Corporate Jets
Registration: N100EP
C/n / msn: 35-150
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
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Mifflin, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), United States of America
Destination airport:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), United States of America
Narrative:
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
airspeed..inadequate
stall..inadvertent
supervision..inadequate..pilot in command(cfi)

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA to Teterboro Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 495 km (309 miles).

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