Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2010 Issue

January 5, 2010, Prospect Heights, Ill., Gates Learjet 35A

The airplane was destroyed when it impacted water and terrain at 1328 Central time while maneuvering to land at the end of the Part 91 positioning flight. The captain and first officer sustained fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. Preliminary ATC and radar data revealed the flight was cleared for a visual approach to Runway 16, followed by a right traffic, circle-to-land approach to Runway 34.

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