Date: August 24, 2001
Time: 05:42
Location: Ithaca, New York
Operator: Ameristar Jet Charter
Flight #: ?
Route: Ithaca, NY - Jackson, MI
AC Type: Learjet 25
Registration: N153TW
cn / ln: 25-053
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off the cargo plane crashed into a wooded area about one-half mile from the runway. The pilot's failure to maintain a proper climb rate while taking off at night, which was a result of spatial disorientation. Factors in the accident were the low visibility and cloud conditions, and the dark night.

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