Airplane Crash - Near Palm Springs, California 11/14/1965

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Palm Springs, California


Date11/14/1965
Time17:21
LocationNear Palm Springs, California
OperatorPaul Kelly Flying Service Inc.
RoutePalm Springs - Burbank
TypeLearjet 23
RegistrationN243F
Cn/In23-063
Aboard8
Fatalities8
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed 13 miles east of Palm Springs Airport shortly after taking off. The pilot was confronted with conditions requiring the division of his attention between instrument reference for proper attitude information and visual reference for terrain and aircraft avoidance. The aircraft went out of control from a cruise configuration and crashed in a 55-degree nosedown, vertical left bank attitude. Spatial disorientation of the pilot, resulting in a loss of control.

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