Accident Learjet 23 D-IHAQ, Sunday 12 December 1965
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Date:Sunday 12 December 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 23
Owner/operator:H. Quandt
Registration: D-IHAQ
MSN: 23-007
Year of manufacture:1965
Engine model:General Electric CJ-610-1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH)
Destination airport:Nice Airport (NCE/LFMN)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Overran wet runway after aborting takeoff at a speed past V1. Aircraft overloaded.

The accident can be attributed to the fact that the pilot felt compelled to abort the take-off on a wet runway with an improperly loaded aircraft when he felt an unusual, sudden increase in hand force while rotating at high speed, which was probably due to a functional impairment of control organs caused by a foreign object.
Handling errors by the pilot and a lack of co-operation with the co-pilot played a role in the decision to abort the take-off, the braking procedure and the overshooting of the runway at high speed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 1965/89
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Passauer Neue Presse 14.12.1965, p9


Revision history:

16-Feb-2024 14:53 ASN Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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