Flugunfall 13 SEP 1968 einer Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander N148E - Hollywood-Burbank Airport, CA (BUR)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 13 September 1968
Zeit:07:23
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Fluggesellschaft:Eversharp
Kennzeichen: N148E
Werknummer: 22
Baujahr: 1965
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Hollywood-Burbank Airport, CA (BUR) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Santa Monica Airport, CA (SMO/KSMO), USA
Flug nach:Hollywood-Burbank Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander corporate jet, registered N148E, was destroyed when it crashed while on approach to Hollywood-Burbank Airport, CA (BUR). Both pilots were killed and a woman in a car was killed when the car was struck by debris.
The airplane departed Santa Monica Airport, CA (SMO) on a short 30-mile positioning flight to Burbank to pick up three vice-presidents of the Technicolor company. The crew lost control of the airplane after entering wake vortices of a preceding aircraft (separation approx. 3 min 15 seconds). The jet struck power lines, contacted a building and broke up.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "miscellaneous - vortex turbulence"

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Sep 12, 1968


Fotos

photo of Rockwell-1121-Jet-Commander-N148E
accident date: 13-09-1968
type: Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
registration: N148E
photo of Rockwell-1121-Jet-Commander-N148E
accident date: 13-09-1968
type: Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
registration: N148E
photo of Rockwell-1121-Jet-Commander-N148E
accident date: 13-09-1968
type: Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
registration: N148E
photo of Rockwell-1121-Jet-Commander-N148E
accident date: 13-09-1968
type: Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
registration: N148E
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Santa Monica Airport, CA to Hollywood-Burbank Airport, CA as the crow flies is 22 km (14 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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