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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Date:Sunday 1 June 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 45
Operator:Eurojet Italia
Registration: I-ERJC
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,3 km (0.2 mls) from Milano-Linate Airport (LIN) (   Italy)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Milano-Linate Airport (LIN/LIML), Italy
Destination airport:Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA/LIMJ), Italy
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.

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photo of Learjet-45-I-ERJC
accident date: 01-06-2003
type: Learjet 45
registration: I-ERJC

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).
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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