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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 29 April 1978
Time:15:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121A Jet Commander
Operator:Universal Air Leasing
Registration: N250UA
C/n / msn: 121
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Flatwood, LA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Lafayette Regional Airport, LA (LFT/KLFT), United States of America
Destination airport:Tulsa International Airport, OK (TUL/KTUL), United States of America
Narrative:
Entered a high speed descent from FL313 shortly before reaching the cruising altitude of FL350, 8 minutes after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
miscellaneous - undetermined
FACTOR(S)
airframe - flight control surfaces: elevator assembly,attachments
airframe - flight control surfaces: horizontal stabilizer, attachments
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Lafayette Regional Airport, LA to Tulsa International Airport, OK as the crow flies is 754 km (471 miles).

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