Accident
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 5 diciembre 1969
Hora:15:00
Tipo:Lockheed 18-08 Lodestar
Operador:Troy G. Hawkins
Registración: N410M
Numéro de série: 18-2203
Año de Construcción: 1942
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Albuquerque, NM (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Privado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dalhart Airport, TX (DHT), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The VFR rated pilot continued flight in poor weather. Airframe icing caused the left wing to fail in flight. The aircraft lost control and crashed. The Lodestar was not equipped with de-icing boots.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - attempted operation with known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - exceeded designed stress limits of aircraft
airframe - wings: spars
miscellaneous acts, conditions - overload failure
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - separation in flight
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet, freezing rain,etc.
miscellaneous acts, conditions - airframe ice
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

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Distance from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV to Dalhart Airport, TX as the crow flies is 1125 km (703 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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