Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 23 April 1966
Time:12:38
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
C/n / msn: 23-032
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) SW of Clarendon, TX (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Amarillo International Airport, TX (AMA/KAMA), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Worth (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Narrative:
Lost control while climbing to FL410 in turbulent instrument conditions.

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

Sources:
» NTSB-AAR-67-AE


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