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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 3 September 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24
Fluggesellschaft:Jet Way Enterprises
Kennzeichen: N88JF
Werknummer: 24-110
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), USA
Flug nach:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), USA
The flight crew of a Learjet 24 was attempting an ILS approach to Detroit-Willow Run Airport, Michigan, USA, in thick fog. The first officer was flying the approach. A missed approach was executed, but the aircraft hit the runway at a point where the glideslope intersects with terrain. The complete undercarriage was sheared off.
The missed approach was continued. One engine spooled down on climbout and the pilots decided to divert to Detroit-Metropolitan Airport for an emergency no-gear landing.

Probable Cause:

missed approach..improper..copilot/second pilot
landing gear..previous damage
engine installation,suspension mounts..previous damage
minimum descent altitude..exceeded..copilot/second pilot
supervision..improper..pilot in command
lack of total experience in type of aircraft..copilot/second pilot
overconfidence in personal ability..pilot in command



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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 Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO to Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI as the crow flies is 987 km (617 miles).

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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