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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 26 September 1966
Time:12:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Operator:Jim Robbins Airborne Division
Registration: N500JR
C/n / msn: 65
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Platte, SD (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Flying R Ranch, SD, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed inverted while positioning for a second low pass over the pilot's house on the ranch from which the plane had just departed. Probable pilot disorientation in low ceiling.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
miscellaneous - undetermined
FACTOR(S):
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather briefing - briefed by weather bureau personel, by phone
weather forecast - weather slightly worse than forecast

Sources:
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