On February 8, 2001, at 1540 UTC (1440 Local time), a Gates Learjet 35A, twin turbo jet airplane, Italian registration I-MOCO, was destroyed upon impact with trees and terrain following a loss of control during an emergency landing following a reported loss of power to the #1 engine during initial takeoff climb from the Nurnberg International Airport, in the Federal Republic of Germany. The airline transport rated captain, the commercial pilot functioning as copilot, and the passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the international cross country flight for which a weather briefing was received and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The transport category airplane was owned and operated by E.A.S. Aeroservizi S.A.S., of Vicenza, Italy, an on-demand air-taxi operator. The positioning flight originated from the Nurnberg Airport (EEAD) at 1430 local, with the Cianpino Airport (LIRA), near Rome, Italy, as the intended destination.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Any further information may be obtained from:

Bundesstelle fur Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU)
Hermann-Blenk-Str. 16
D-38108 Braunschweig

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the BFU of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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