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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 21 February 1973
Time:09:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24
Operator:Air Taxis Inc.
Registration: N100SQ
C/n / msn: 24-113
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans Memorial Airport, MO (STJ/KSTJ), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), United States of America
Narrative:
The Learjet 24 landed long at Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP). It overran the runway, hit localizer antennae and the ILS building. The pilot was attempting to execute a go around but had failed to stow the spoilers.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND SPEED
PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED IN INITIATING GO-AROUND
PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS



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Distance from Saint Joseph-Rosecrans Memorial Airport, MO to Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI as the crow flies is 986 km (616 miles).

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