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Last updated: 18 June 2018
Datum:donderdag 1 juli 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-124
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Continental Air Lines
Registratie: N70773
Constructienummer: 17609/25
Bouwjaar: 1959
Aantal vlieguren:25263
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 60
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 66
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 12
Continental Air Lines Flight 12 departed Los Angeles on a scheduled flight to Chicago-O'Hare with an intermediate stop at Kansas City. Following an en route descent, the flight began an ILS approach to runway 18 at Kansas City After passing the outer marker the flight was cleared to land straight in on runway 18. The wind was reported to be from 070 degrees at 7 knots. During the approach the flight crew encountered light rain and light to moderate turbulence. The windshield wipers were turned on, full flaps were lowered, and the approach continued. Touchdown was within 5 knots of the airspeed specified for the gross weight, and between 1,000 and 1,200 feet past the approach end of the runway. Heavy rain was noted at that point. Immediately after a "firm" touchdown, the nose gear touched down. Brakes were then applied, the spoilers were raised, and reverse thrust was applied to 80 percent. After the aircraft rolled approximately 4,000 feet, reverse thrust was increased to 100 percent. The aircraft did not slow down as expected and went off the end of the runway cocked about 30 degrees to the left, at an estimated 40 knots. The right wing struck the blast mound and the aircraft slid up over the mound and came to rest with the nose section in the perimeter road between the blast mound and a river levee.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Hydroplaning of the landing gear wheels, which precluded braking effectiveness."

» CAB File No. 1-0019
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (132-141)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Los Angeles International Airport, CA en Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO bedraagt 2183 km (1364 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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