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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Datum:Freitag 27 Dezember 1968
Zeit:20:22
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Fluggesellschaft:North Central Airlines
Kennzeichen: N2045
Werknummer: 369
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 41
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 45
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), USA
Flug nach:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), USA
Flugnummer: 458
Unfallbericht:
The pilot lost control of the aircraft when performing a go-around in bad weather (200 feet ceiling, light rain and fog). The Convair crashed nearly inverted on a hangar.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Spatial disorientation of the captain precipitated by atmospheric refraction of either the approach lights or landing lights at a critical point in the approach wherein the crew was transitioning between flying by reference to flight instruments and by visual reference to the ground."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-70-27
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura


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Distance from Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 107 km (67 miles).

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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Convair CV-580

  • 182 built
  • 5th loss
  • 3rd Fataler Unfall
  • 2nd worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
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