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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 9 December 1967
Time:12:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Jet International
Registration: N822LJ
C/n / msn: 23-080
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET/KDET), United States of America
Narrative:
Nosed over after a very heavy landing. The pilot selected the wrong runway relative to the wind conditions and did not level off properly.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
FACTOR(S):
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
weather briefing - briefed by weather bureau personel, by phone
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB


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