Runway excursion Accident Learjet 24 N991TD, Thursday 16 January 1997
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Date:Thursday 16 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 24
Owner/operator:Air Cargo Express
Registration: N991TD
MSN: 24-124 
Year of manufacture:1966
Engine model:General Electric CJ610
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Muscatine Airport, IA (MUT) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fort Wayne (unknown airport), IN
Destination airport:Muscatine Airport, IA (MUT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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: "The pilot's failure to maintain directional control. A factor was the snow covered runway edge. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI97LA053
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Hannover Airport (HAJ); April 1974

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