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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 16 augustus 1965
Tijd:21:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-22
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Airlines
Registratie: N7036U
Constructienummer: 18328/146
Bouwjaar: 1965-05-18 (3 months)
Aantal vlieguren:611
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 24
Totaal:slachtoffers: 30 / inzittenden: 30
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lake Michigan, MI (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:UA389
Beschrijving:
The Boeing, just 3 months old, departed New York-LaGuardia at 19:52 for a flight to Chicago-O'Hare. The aircraft climbed to cruising altitude FL350, which was reached at 20:11. At 21:03 the flight was cleared to FL240 and further down to FL140 three minutes later. At 21:11 the crew were cleared to descend to 6000 feet. Last radio communications with the flight were at 21:19 when the crew were told to maintain 6000 feet and that ILS approaches were in progress on runway 14R. Shortly after this the aircraft crashed into Lake Michigan in 250 feet of water, 30 miles ENE of O'Hare Airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board is not able to determine the reason for the aircraft not being leveled off at its assigned altitude of 6000ft."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: NTSB File No.1-0030
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» ICAO Circular 88/74 Volume III (9-22)


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Kaart
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 New York-La Guardia Airport, NY en Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL bedraagt 1169 km (731 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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