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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 24 agosto 2001
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25
Operador:Ameristar Jet Charter
Registración: N153TW
Numéro de série: 25-053
Año de Construcción: 1970
Horas Totales de la Célula:12486
Motores: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,8 km (0.5 milles) SE of Ithaca-Tompkins County Airport, NY (ITH) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ithaca-Tompkins County Airport, NY (ITH/KITH), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Jackson-Reynolds Municipal Airport, MI (JXN/KJXN), Estados Unidos de América
The airplane crashed and came to rest in a wooded area about 1/2 mile from the departure end of runway 32.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain a proper climb rate while taking off at night, which was a result of spatial disorientation. Factors in the accident were the low visibility and cloud conditions, and the dark night."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: NYC01FA214
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Ithaca-Tompkins County Airport, NY to Jackson-Reynolds Municipal Airport, MI as the crow flies is 653 km (408 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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