Thursday, October 22, 2020

Learjet 60, N1128M: Accident occurred October 21, 2020 at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK), Wheeling, Cook County, Illinois

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago, Illinois
Worldwide Jet
Bombardier

Super Star Jets LLC


Location: Wheeling, IL 
Accident Number: DCA21LA011
Date & Time: October 21, 2020, 22:55 Local 
Registration: N1128M
Aircraft: Learjet 60
Injuries: 8 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 21, 2020 about 2255 central daylight time, a Learjet 60, N11128M, operated by Worldwide Jet Charter Inc. was substantially damaged as a result of a runway excursion after landing at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) in Wheeling, Illinois. None of the 2 crewmembers or 6 passengers were injured. The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 as a non-scheduled passenger flight from Cuyahoga County Airport (KCGF), Cleveland, Ohio. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Learjet 
Registration: N1128M
Model/Series: 60 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPWK 
Observation Time: 10:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4500 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 16 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Cleveland, OH (KCGF) 
Destination: Wheeling, IL (KPWK)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 6 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 8 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.1142,-87.9014




WHEELING, Illinois (WLS) -- A business jet slid off a runway and collided with a fence at Chicago Executive Airport in north suburban Wheeling late Wednesday night.

The small plane's wing went through a fence on the perimeter of the airport, just a few yards from the street, just before midnight.

It was raining at the time.

"When the plane went through the fence, the wing actually struck one of the poles, cracking it, and that's where the aviation fuel starting leaking out," said Scott Olsen with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District.

Two pilots and seven passengers were reportedly onboard, but no one was hurt.

Thunderstorms overnight Wednesday into Thursday dumped rain across the Chicago area, causing flooding on some roadways.

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