NTSB Identification: DCA70AZ008
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of EXECUTIVE JET
Aircraft: LEAR JET 23A, registration: N434EJ

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0125   70/5/9    PELLSTON,MICH       LEAR JET 23A        CR-  2  0  0  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2128                    N434EJ              PX-  4  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            48, 7760 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            2142 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EMMET COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DETROIT,MICH                PELLSTON,MICH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - OTHER
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- LACK OF VISUAL CUES CAUSED PLT TO MISJUDGE ALT. POSSIBILITY OF ALTIMETER ERROR.CIRCLING VOR APCH.

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