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Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 28 January 1999
Time:23:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35
Operator:US Check
Registration: N130F
C/n / msn: 35-044
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:8956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Columbus-Port Columbus International Airport, OH (CMH/KCMH), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Flightnumber:251
Narrative:
A Learjet 35, N130F, operated as US Check flight 251, sustained substantial damage when during landing, the airplane's right wing struck the runway. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The on-demand air taxi flight originated at Columbus, Ohio, at 23:29 eastern standard time, and was en route to Chicago-Midway Airport, Illinois.
Th flight was cleared for the visual approach to runway 4R at Chicago Midway Airport. The second pilot was flying the airplane.
The airplane was stabilized at "Vref" (landing approach speed) of 122 knots, and on the glide slope and localizer inbound course. Just before touchdown, at about Vref minus 5-10 knots, the plane rolled hard to the right. The pilot immediately put in left correction and pushed the thrust levers forward. An instant later, the airplane hit on the right side, and then the main wheels touched down. The pilot then pulled the thrust levers back to idle.

Probable Cause:

The second pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall mush.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: CHI99LA078
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Loss of control

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Distance from Columbus-Port Columbus International Airport, OH to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 451 km (282 miles).

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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