Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 24 February 1966
Time:13:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley DH-125-1A
Operator:Kewitt Construction Company
Registration: N1135K
C/n / msn: 25019
First flight: 1965-01-24 (1 year 1 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Des Moines Airport, IA (DSM) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Des Moines Airport, IA (DSM/KDSM), United States of America
Destination airport:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), United States of America
Narrative:
Takeoff was attempted with the gust locks still engaged. The takeoff was aborted, but the plane overran runway 23 and crossed a ditch and went into a ploughed field.

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - delayed action in aborting takeoff
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged

Classification:
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Des Moines Airport, IA to Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE as the crow flies is 186 km (117 miles).

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