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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 28 August 1958
Zeit:03:29
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Northwest Orient Airlines
Kennzeichen: N575
Werknummer: 45200/780
Baujahr: 1957
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 58
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 62
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, MN (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP/KMSP), USA
Flug nach:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), USA
Flugnummer: 537
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft crashed on takeoff. Fire broke out following the evacuation of the plane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inattention to flight instruments during takeoff in conditions of reduced visibility."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (196-199)


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Distance from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN to Portland International Airport, OR as the crow flies is 2273 km (1421 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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