ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 25 N40LB Lincoln, NE
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 25 September 1973
Time:06:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25
Operator:Lisa Jet
Registration: N40LB
MSN: 25-009
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lincoln, NE (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE (LNK/KLNK), United States of America
Destination airport:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed after takeoff in low ceiling / fog conditions. Inadequate preflight planning and poor crew coordination.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - crew coordination-poor
FACTOR(S):
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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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 Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE to Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE as the crow flies is 88 km (55 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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