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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Fecha:domingo 6 abril 1958
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 745D Viscount
Operador:Capital Airlines
Registración: N7437
Numéro de série: 135
Año de Construcción: 1956
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 44 / Ocupantes: 44
Total:Fatalidades: 47 / Ocupantes: 47
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,7 km (0.4 milles) SW de Freeland-Tri City Airport, MI (MBS) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Flint-Bishop Airport, MI (FNT/KFNT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Freeland-Tri City Airport, MI (MBS/KMBS), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 67
The Freeland approach conditions were poor (restricted visibility and icing conditions) when the Viscount crew tried to perform a steep turn to align with the runway. A stall occurred, followed by an over-the-top spin. The crew didn't regain control and the aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An undetected accretion of ice on the horizontal stabilizer which, in conjunction with specific airspeed and aircraft configuration, caused a loss of pitch control."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (113-117)


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Distance from Flint-Bishop Airport, MI to Freeland-Tri City Airport, MI as the crow flies is 68 km (43 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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