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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 14 November 1965
Zeit:17:21
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Betrieben durch:Paul Kelly Flying Service
Gemietet von :Flying Tiger Line
Kennzeichen: N243F
Werknummer: 23-063
Baujahr: 1965
Betriebsstunden:43
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-4
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:21 km (13.1 Meilen) E of Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA (PSP) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA (PSP/KPSP), USA
Flug nach:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), USA
Unfallbericht:
Crashed shortly after a night takeoff from Palm Springs when the plane lost control and crashed in a 55-deg nosedown vertical left bank attitude due to spatial disorientation of the pilot.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Spatial disorientation of the pilot, resulting in a loss of control."

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB-AAR-67-AC


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Distance from Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 174 km (109 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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