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Accident description
Last updated: 8 December 2016
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Date:Monday 23 May 1960
Time:11:52
Type:Convair CV-880-22-1
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N8804E
C/n / msn: 22-00-16
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlanta Airport, GA (ATL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Flightnumber:DL1903
Narrative:
Shortly after lift-off, the aircraft assumed a nose high attitude, banked steeply to the left and crashed nose down.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft was stalled, for reasons undetermined, at an altitude too low to effect recovery."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura


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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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