NTSB Identification: CHI97LA053.
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Accident occurred Thursday, January 16, 1997 in MUSCATINE, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: LEARJET 24, registration: N991TD
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, the airplane '...began moving to the left side of the runway...' immediately upon touchdown. He attempted to abort the landing but the airplane contacted snow at the runway's left edge. The airplane exited the runway's left edge and slid sideways, about 300 yards.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control. A factor was the snow covered runway edge.

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