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Last updated: 16 September 2019
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 16 January 1997
Time:14:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24
Operator:Air Cargo Express
Registration: N991TD
C/n / msn: 24-124 
First flight:
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muscatine Airport, IA (MUT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Fort Wayne (unknown airport), IN, United States of America
Destination airport:Muscatine Airport, IA (MUT), United States of America
Narrative:
Snow dragged the airplane left on landing, causing it to depart the left side of runway 23. The airplane slid sideways about 300 yards before coming to a stop.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain directional control. A factor was the snow covered runway edge. "

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 221 days (7 months)
Accident number: CHI97LA053
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Learjet-24 -SE-DCU
accident date: 16-01-1997
type: Learjet 24 
registration: SE-DCU
 
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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