Date & Time: Jun 1, 2003 at 1526 LT
Type of aircraft:
Learjet 45
Operator:
Registration:
I-ERJC
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Milan-Gênes-Farnborough
MSN:
45-093
YOM:
2000
Country:
Italy
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft dove into the ground. First, bird strike was suspected but finally, the board of investigation and the FAA grounded all Learjet 45 due to technical problem with the trim tab system. The grounding was suspended on the 19 of September 2003 after correction was made.