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Last updated: 22 July 2019
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 26 May 1977
Time:09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25B
Operator:Ponderosa/Chrysler Corp.
Registration: N501PS
C/n / msn: 25-153
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET/KDET), United States of America
Narrative:
Ran off runway 33 following thrust reverser failure. The Learjet hit several objects and came to rest against a concrete pillar 950 feet (290 m) past the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI to Detroit City Airport, MI as the crow flies is 47 km (29 miles).

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