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Last updated: 7 December 2019
Status:Final
Date:Friday 19 December 1980
Time:10:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Operator:Langham Petroleum Corp.
Registration: N29LB
C/n / msn: 61
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Many, LA (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:New Orleans International Airport, LA (MSY/KMSY), United States of America
Destination airport:Many-Hart Airport, LA, United States of America
Narrative:
The right hand wingtip struck treetops while in a 45deg bank, turning on finals. The Jet Commander descended into the trees and disintegrated.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S):
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct



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