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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:zaterdag 6 augustus 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 203AE
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Braniff International Airways
Registratie: N1553
Constructienummer: 070
Bouwjaar: 1965
Aantal vlieguren:2307
Aantal vluchten:2922
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 506-14/15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 38 / inzittenden: 38
Totaal:slachtoffers: 42 / inzittenden: 42
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:12 km (7.5 mijl) NNE of Falls City, NE (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 250
One-Eleven N1553 departed New Orleans, LA at 18:35 for a passenger flight to Minneapolis, MO with intermediate stops at Shreveport, LA, Fort Smith, AR, Tulsa, OK, Kansas City, MO and Omaha, NE. Flight 250 departed Kansas City at 22:55 on an IFR clearance to Omaha at FL200. However, the crew asked if they could remain at 5000 feet because of the weather. The flight remained at 6000 feet until permission was received at 23:06 to descend to 5000 feet. At 23:08 the crew contacted a company flight which had just departed Omaha. This flight reported moderate to light turbulence. About four minutes later the aircraft entered an area of an active squall line. The One-Eleven violently accelerated upward and in a left roll. At this time the right tailplane and the fin failed. The aircraft then pitched nose down and within one or two seconds the right wing failed as well. The plane tumbled down in flames until stabilizing into a flat spinning-attitude before impacting the ground.
Braniff regulations prohibit a plane from being dispatched into an area with a solid line of thunderstorms; however the company forecast was somewhat inaccurate with respect to the number and intensity of thunderstorms and the intensity of the associated turbulence.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "In-flight structural failure caused by extreme turbulence during operation of the aircraft in an area of avoidable hazardous weather."

» NTSB File 1-0008


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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 Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO en Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE bedraagt 265 km (165 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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BAC One-Eleven

  • 245 built
  • 3e ongeval
  • 2e dodelijk ongeval
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 4e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Verenigde Staten
  • 43e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 81e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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