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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 27 diciembre 1968
Hora:20:22
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Operador:North Central Airlines
Registración: N2045
Numéro de série: 369
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 41
Total:Fatalidades: 27 / Ocupantes: 45
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 458
Descripción:
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:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-70-27
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» 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 accidente fatal
  • 2nd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 3rd worst accident (actualmente)
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