Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 26 März 1973
Zeit:05:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Fluggesellschaft:Air Central
Kennzeichen: N7705
Werknummer: 5
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Champaign-Willard University Airport, IL (CMI) (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Champaign-Willard University Airport, IL (CMI/KCMI), USA
Flug nach:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, USA
Unfallbericht:
The Twin Otter lost control and crashed shortly after takeoff. It appeared that the gust lock was still engaged.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTORS:
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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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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