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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 21 December 1963
Time:11:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Operator:Union Oil Company of California
Registration: N7601
C/n / msn: 452
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Midland Air Terminal, TX (MAF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Midland Air Terminal, TX (MAF/KMAF), United States of America
Narrative:
When flaps were extended on approach, the Convair began a series of uncontrolled pitch-up and pitch-down oscillations, crashed and slid onto runway 10. A layer of ice (0,5 inch high, 2,5 inch wide) was found on the wing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Failure of crew to utilize full deicing and anti-icing capabilities in known icing conditions.



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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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