ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 24D N13MJ Elizabeth City, NC
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 6 November 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24D
Operator:Duncan Aviation
Registration: N13MJ
MSN: 24-314
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:2415
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Elizabeth City, NC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Elizabeth City Airport, NC (ECG/KECG), United States of America
Destination airport:Elizabeth City Airport, NC (ECG/KECG), United States of America
Learjets N13MJ (lead) and N47MJ (chase) were at FL140 on a target towing operation. N47MJ struck and jammed the tail of the lead aircraft while backing away. N13MJ struck the ground short of the runway, bounced and veered off the runway.

Probable Cause:

aircraft handling..improper..pilot of other aircraft
clearance..not maintained..pilot of other aircraft
horizontal stabilizer surface..distorted
flight control,elevator..jammed
lack of total experience in type operation..pilot of other aircraft

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ATL83FA025B
Download report: Summary report

Mid air collision
Emergency landing



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