Date: November 14, 1965
Time: 17:21
Location: Near Palm Springs, California
Operator: Paul Kelly Flying Service Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Palm Springs - Burbank
AC Type: Learjet 23
Registration: N243F
cn / ln: 23-063
Aboard: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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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