NTSB Identification: CHI67F0344
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of EXECUTIVE JET
Aircraft: LEAR JET 23A, registration: N428EJ

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3555   66/11/2   YPSILANTI MICH      LEAR JET 23A        CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 2147                    N428EJ              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            48, 10501 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            275 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - WILLOW RUN      0
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   TAXI: TO TAKEOFF
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAXI: TO TAKEOFF
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
           WEATHER - SNOW
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RAMP/TAXIWAY
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: HIDDEN HAZARD
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY WEATHER BUREAU PERSONEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                           SLEET, SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          BLOWING SNOW                                              26
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          330                                                       20
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PLT UNFAMILIAR WITH AIRPORT.

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