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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 4 June 1964
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Lear Jet Corp.
Registration: N801L
MSN: 23-001
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:194
Cycles:167
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wichita, KS (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Wichita (unknown airport), KS, United States of America
Destination airport:Wichita (unknown airport), KS, United States of America
Narrative:
Learjet 23 prototype. Emergency belly landed in wheatfield when the Learjet did not climb after simulating a left engine failure on takeoff. Spoilers were inadvertently extended on takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used misc.equipment
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - simulated conditions

Sources:
» NTSB


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