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Last updated: 20 September 2018
Fecha:domingo 17 julio 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-32
Operador:Braniff International Airways
Registración: N3422
Numéro de série: 71
Año de Construcción: 1953
Horas Totales de la Célula:4956
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 40
Total:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 43
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 560
The Braniff Convair was on operating on the flight Dallas-Oklahoma City-Wichita-Kansas City-Chicago. Departure time a Kansas City was 04:35 as the aircraft started VFR for Chicago. IFR was requested at 05:19. At 05:56 the crew received a weather forecast: thin (1000 feet) obscuration; visibility 1/2 mile. The crew then reported over Napierville at 06:18 and were radar vectored to the runway 13R outer marker for an ILS approach. On final approach the Convair descended too low and collided with a commercial sign. The aircraft then crashed through the airport boundary fence in flames and came to rest inverted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Momentary disorientation caused by the loss of visual reference during the final visual phase of the approach resulting in an increased rate of descent an altitude too low to effect recovery."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (137-142)


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Distance from Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 645 km (403 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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Convair CV-340

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