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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 1 July 1968
Time:17:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Operator:Kansas City Life Insurance
Registration: N196KC
C/n / msn: 68
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fayetteville Municipal Airport (Drake Field), AR (FYV/KFYV) [N] (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dallas (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Destination airport:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), United States of America
Narrative:
Both engines flamed out in icing conditions at FL410 en route Dallas-Kansas City. Engines not restarted on emergency descent. Impacted the ground short of runway 34.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts, conditions - anti-icing/deicing equipment-improper operation of/or failed to use
miscellaneous acts, conditions - ice-engine
miscellaneous acts, conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts, conditions - improper emergency procedures
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
weather briefing - other
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

Classification:
Icing
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB


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