ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 23 N235R Clarendon, TX
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 23 April 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operator:Rexall Drug & Chemical Company
Registration: N235R
MSN: 23-032
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) SW of Clarendon, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Amarillo International Airport, TX (AMA/KAMA), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Worth (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Lost control while climbing to FL410 in turbulent instrument conditions.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of control of the aircraft, turbulent, instrument conditions, which could have been caused by a failure of both gyro horizons."

Loss of control



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