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Last updated: 28 November 2015
Datum:Freitag 15 August 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Convair CV-240-2
Fluggesellschaft:Northeast Airlines
Kennzeichen: N90670
Werknummer: 90
Baujahr: 1948
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 31
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 34
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,4 km (0.3 Meilen) von Nantucket Memorial Airport, MA (ACK) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flug nach:Nantucket Memorial Airport, MA (ACK/KACK), USA
Flugnummer: 258
The aircraft, on a VOR instrument approach to runway 24, suddenly entered a heavy fog bank. The crew lost sight of the runway and ground; the aircraft struck the ground 1450 feet short of the runway and 600 feet to the right of the extended centerline.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the deficient judgment and technique of the pilot during an instrument approach in adverse weather conditions in failing to abandon the approach when a visibility of one-eights mile was reported, and descending to a dangerously low altitude while still a considerable distance from the runway."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (180-188)


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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Nantucket Memorial Airport, MA as the crow flies is 322 km (201 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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