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Datum:Dienstag 7 April 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Fluggesellschaft:Freedom International
Kennzeichen: N400PG
Werknummer: 23-068
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), USA
Flug nach:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, USA
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:

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



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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