Descripción del Accidente ASN 10 MAY 1965 Douglas DC-6A N6579C - Knobnoster-Whiteman AFB, MO
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 10 mayo 1965
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operador:Aaxico Airlines
Registración: N6579C
Numéro de série: 45480/980
Año de Construcción: 1958
Horas Totales de la Célula:20557
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Knobnoster-Whiteman AFB, MO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Warrensburg-Whiteman AFB, MO (SZL/KSZL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:1416B
The DC-6 departed Tinker AFB on an IFR flight plan to Whiteman AFB. The crew soon cancelled IFR and continued VFR. The flight was cleared for a straight-in visual approach to runway 36. At that time a line of thunderstorms was located west of the field with portions moving across the approach path. The approach was continued with the flight encountering heavy rain and an area of reduced visibility. The DC-6 struck trees 4204 feet short of the runway threshold and 740 feet right of the extended centreline. The plane broke up and slid 1200 feet before coming to rest. A fire started near the left inboard fuel tanks.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An improperly executed landing approach into an area of adverse weather, during which the aircraft was allowed to descend to an altitude too low to avoid striking trees."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (104-112)


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Distance from Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK to Warrensburg-Whiteman AFB, MO as the crow flies is 498 km (312 miles).

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