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Datum:dinsdag 7 april 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Freedom International
Registratie: N400PG
Constructienummer: 23-068
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, Verenigde Staten
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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