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Last updated: 9 December 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 31 Oktober 1969
Zeit:22:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Fluggesellschaft:Pittston Co.
Kennzeichen: N236JP
Werknummer: 116
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rural Retreat, VA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flug nach:Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI/KTRI), USA
Unfallbericht:
The flight instruments were lost in IFR conditions when improper action was taken following a malfunction or failure in the 115-volt alternating current electrical system. Control was lost and the Jet Commander impacted terrain 60deg nose down.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Following a malfunction or failure in the 115-Volt alternating current electrical system, the crew did not take proper action, resulting in the loss of the pilot's flight instruments in instrument flight conditions and subsequent loss of control."



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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN as the crow flies is 876 km (547 miles).

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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