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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 29 enero 1963
Hora:22:44
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 812 Viscount
Operador:Continental Air Lines
Registración: N242V
Numéro de série: 356
Año de Construcción: 1958
Horas Totales de la Célula:12860
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Midland Air Terminal, TX (MAF/KMAF), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 290
Descripción:
The Viscount aircraft made a straight-in approach to runway 18 but continued in flight at low altitude over the runway. Near the south end of the runway, at a height of about 90 feet, the plane was observed to pitch down sharply in a wings-level attitude and strike the ground.
Weather conditions at the airport were above VFR minima, but during the let-down from cruising altitude and during the landing approach, the flight encountered conditions which were conducive to the formation of rime ice deposits.

Probable Cause:

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

Fuentes:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (34-46)


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Distance from Midland Air Terminal, TX to Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO as the crow flies is 1047 km (654 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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