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Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 7 April 1981
Time:11:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Freedom International
Registration: N400PG
MSN: 23-068
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, United States of America
Narrative:
While climbing through a height of 3800 feet, a Common Loon bird collided with the aircraft, penetrating the windshield. The co-pilot was killed and the captain sustained serious injuries. Debris from the windshield were ingested by the no. 2 engine, which had to be shut down. The pilot returned to the airport for an emergency landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
miscellaneous - bird collision
miscellaneous - foreign material affecting normal operations
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Classification:
Bird strike
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Learjet-23-N400PG
accident date: 07-04-1981
type: Learjet 23
registration: N400PG
 
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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