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Last updated: 21 October 2016
Datum:Samstag 21 Dezember 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Fluggesellschaft:Union Oil Company of California
Kennzeichen: N7601
Werknummer: 452
Baujahr: 1957
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Midland Air Terminal, TX (MAF) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Midland Air Terminal, TX (MAF/KMAF), USA
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: Failure of crew to utilize full deicing and anti-icing capabilities in known icing conditions.



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