NTSB Identification: CHI86FA218
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33296.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 3, 1986 in YPSILANTI, MI
Aircraft: Learjet 24, registration: N88JF
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

CREW ATTEMPTED ILS APPROACH WITH INDEFINITE CEILING AND RVR=O IN FOG. CO-PILOT AT CONTROLS. DURING MISSED APPROACH, ACFT CONTACTED RUNWAY WHERE GLIDESLOPE INTERSECTS TERRAIN WITH SUFFICIENT FORCE TO SHEAR ALL THREE LANDING GEAR. RIGHT ENGINE SPOLLED DOWN DURING CLIMBOUT. CREW DIVERTED TO DETROIT METRO AND EFFECTED NO GEAR LANDING. MINOR FIRE BROKE OUT DURING GROUND SLIDE. BOTH ALTIMETERS BENCH CHECKED WITHIN TOLERANCES.


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

  • MISSED APPROACH..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT
  • ENGINE INSTALLATION,SUSPENSION MOUNTS..PREVIOUS DAMAGE
  • LANDING GEAR..PREVIOUS DAMAGE
  • MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..EXCEEDED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT
  • SUPERVISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
  • LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT
  • OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND
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