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Last updated: 16 November 2019
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 14 June 1975
Time:16:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 75A
Operator:Kerr-McGee Corp
Registration: N67KM
C/n / msn: 380-7
First flight:
Engines: 2 General Electric CF700
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Watertown Airport, SD (ATY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Watertown Airport, SD (ATY/KATY), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, United States of America
Narrative:
Inflight engine failure following birdstrike (Franklin's gulls) after takeoff. The Sabreliner descended until the right wing struck the last ILS T-bar light. The wreckage came to rest 150 m further on.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: bird ingestion
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

Classification:
Bird strike
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB


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