Learjet fatal crash investigation starts

 - May 22, 2008, 5:53 AM

Investigators have started their probe into the crash of a Universal Jet Aviation (Boca Raton, Fla.) Learjet 25B, N5UJ, as it was taking off from Pittsburgh International Airport at about 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Pilots Chris Mitchell and Harry Fitts, the jet’s only occupants, were killed when the airplane crashed and burned on the left side of Runway 28L. Weather was reported as 10 mi visibility, with wind 200 deg at five knots.