Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 22 November 2001
Time:13:05 EDT
Type:Learjet 25B
Operator:Universal Jet Aviation
Registration: N5UJ
C/n / msn: 25-088
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:10004
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:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), United States of America
Destination airport:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), United States of America
Narrative:
The Learjet attained a very nose high attitude (about 45 degrees) while trying to get airborne. The aircraft barely climbed, veered off runway 28L, crashed and caught fire.

PROBALE CAUSE: "The (undetermined) pilot-at-the-controls' early, and over rotation of the airplane's nose during the takeoff attempt, and his failure to maintain directional control. Also causal, was the captain's inadequate remedial action, both during the takeoff attempt and after the airplane departed the runway."

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Pittsburgh International Airport, PA to Boca Raton Public Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1559 km (974 miles).

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