ASN Aircraft accident Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander N196KC Fayetteville Municipal Airport (Drake Field), AR (FYV)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 1 July 1968
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
MSN: 68
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fayetteville Municipal Airport (Drake Field), AR (FYV) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Dallas (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Destination airport:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), United States of America
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:

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.
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

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport



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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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