Date: July 22, 1991
Time: 21:15
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Operator: Jetstream Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Detroit - Chicago
AC Type: Learjet 23
Registration: N959SC
cn / ln: 23-045
Aboard: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane, on a positioning flight, remained low after lifting off went into a nose high attitude, hit trees and crashed about 200 feet beyond the runway. Improper preflight by the pilot, his failure to abort the takeoff while there was sufficient runway remaining and his failure to assure that the aircraft attained sufficient airspeed for lift-off and climb. Factors related to the accident were: the pilot's failure to assure the aircraft was within its maximum weight limitation, his improper use of the parking brake, and insufficient information in the pilot operating handbook concerning the aircraft parking brake. (The brake was not released.)

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