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Accident
Last updated: 24 November 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 9 September 1969
Zeit:15:29
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Fluggesellschaft:Allegheny Airlines
Kennzeichen: N988VJ
Werknummer: 47211/357
Baujahr: 1968
Betriebsstunden:3170
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 78 / Insassen: 78
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 82 / Insassen: 82
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shelbyville, IN (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG/KCVG), USA
Flug nach:Indianapolis-Weir Cook Municipal Airport, IN (IND/KIND), USA
Flugnummer: 853
Unfallbericht:
Flight 853 was descending from 6000 feet to 2500 feet when, at about 3550 feet, it collided with a Piper PA-28 aircraft (N7374J). The Piper was flown by a student pilot on a solo cross-country VFR flight. Visibility was 15 miles with intervening clouds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The deficiencies in the collision avoidance capability of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system of the Federal Aviation Administration in a terminal area wherein there was mixed Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic. The deficiencies included the inadequacy of the see-and-avoid concept under the circumstances of this case; the technical limitations of radar in detecting all aircraft; and the absence of Federal Aviation Regulations which would provide a system of adequate separation of mixed VFR and IFR traffic in terminal areas."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-70-15
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB-AAR-70-15


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Distance from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY to Indianapolis-Weir Cook Municipal Airport, IN as the crow flies is 158 km (99 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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