Date & Time: Nov 12, 2003 at 0645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Learjet 24
Operator:
Registration:
N77JL
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint Louis-North Platte
MSN:
24-286
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
9054
Captain / Total hours on type:
760
Aircraft flight hours:
6653
Aircraft flight cycles:
6504
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff, the pilot declared an emergency and elected to land in a field located 4 miles from the airport. On impact, the aircraft skidded few hundred metres before it burst into flames.