Accident description
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 2 July 1963
Time:16:49
Type:Martin 4-0-4
Operator:Mohawk Airlines
Registration: N449A
C/n / msn: 14140
First flight: 1952
Total airframe hrs:29817
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rochester-Monroe County Airport, NY (ROC) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rochester-Monroe County Airport, NY (ROC/KROC), United States of America
Destination airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Flightnumber: 112
Narrative:
Takeoff from Rochester-Monroe County runway 28 was began as a thunderstorm moved over the runway from the West-Northwest. After lift-off, the aircraft entered an area of heavy rain, shifting winds and hail. The left wing made contact with the ground and the Martin cartwheeled to a stop.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A loss of control during an attempted takeoff into a severe thunderstorm."

Sources:
» CAB Accident Report File No. 1-0008
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (109-113)


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Distance from Rochester-Monroe County Airport, NY to Newark International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 393 km (246 miles).

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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