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Last updated: 16 January 2017
Datum:zondag 6 april 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 745D Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Capital Airlines
Registratie: N7437
Constructienummer: 135
Bouwjaar: 1956
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 44 / inzittenden: 44
Totaal:slachtoffers: 47 / inzittenden: 47
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,7 km (0.4 mijl) SW van Freeland-Tri City Airport, MI (MBS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Flint-Bishop Airport, MI (FNT/KFNT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Freeland-Tri City Airport, MI (MBS/KMBS), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Flint-Bishop Airport, MI en Freeland-Tri City Airport, MI bedraagt 68 km (43 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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