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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 29 januari 1963
Tijd:22:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 812 Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Continental Air Lines
Registratie: N242V
Constructienummer: 356
Bouwjaar: 1958
Aantal vlieguren:12860
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Midland Air Terminal, TX (MAF/KMAF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 290
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Kaart
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 Midland Air Terminal, TX en Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO bedraagt 1047 km (654 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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