Accident Learjet 23 N316M, Saturday 19 March 1966
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Date:Saturday 19 March 1966
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 23
Owner/operator:Mutual Benefit Health & Accident
Registration: N316M
MSN: 23-061
Year of manufacture:1965
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Michigan, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Ditched following a double engine failure due to engine inlet icing. Pilot did not use nacelle heating in icing conditions.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used misc.equipment
miscellaneous acts, conditions - ice-engine
miscellaneous acts, conditions - improper emergency procedures
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - failure of two or more engines
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on water

Sources:

NTSB File #3-1399

Revision history:

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