Crash-aerien 10 MAY 1965 d'un Douglas DC-6A N6579C - Knobnoster-Whiteman AFB, MO
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:lundi 10 mai 1965
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Compagnie:Aaxico Airlines
Immatriculation: N6579C
Numéro de série: 45480/980
Année de Fabrication: 1958
Heures de vol:20557
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Knobnoster-Whiteman AFB, MO (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Warrensburg-Whiteman AFB, MO (SZL/KSZL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: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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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK et Warrensburg-Whiteman AFB, MO est de 498 km (312 miles).

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