Narrative:As the aircraft took off from Milan, it reportedly struck a number of pigeons. The pilots declared an emergency and requested an immediate return to Linate. The Learjet lost control and crashed into a warehouse near a road on the outskirts of Milan, some 300 metres from the runway. In the vicinity a crowd was watching Italy's national cycling tour Giro d'Italia.
|Date:||Sunday 1 June 2003|
|C/n / msn:|| 45-093|
|First flight:|| 2000|
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TFE731-20AR-1B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Milano-Linate Airport (LIN/LIML), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA/LIMJ), Italy|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Milano-Linate Airport to Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport as the crow flies is 119 km (74 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.