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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 15 January 1974
Time:06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North-American-Rockwell Sabreliner 40A
Operator:Kerr-McGee Corp
Registration: N5565
C/n / msn: 282-119
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oklahoma City, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Corpus Christi International Airport, TX (CRP/KCRP), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK (OKC/KOKC), United States of America
Narrative:
Flew into the ground when it descended below minima during an ILS approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper ifr operation
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts,conditions - instruments-misread or failed to read
miscellaneous acts,conditions - crew coordination-poor
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
miscellaneous acts,conditions - pilot fatigue
weather briefing - briefed by weather bureau personnel, in person
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Corpus Christi International Airport, TX to Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK as the crow flies is 842 km (526 miles).

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