Accident
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 11 Mai 1975
Zeit:16:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H-01-06-162 Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Aircraft Specialties
Kennzeichen: N45516
Werknummer: 4840
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Mesa, AZ (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC), USA
Flug nach:Kansas City (unknown airport), MO, USA
Unfallbericht:
Power loss on all 4 engines forced the crew to carry out a forced landing in the desert. The aircraft collided with trees and a playhouse. The power loss was caused by running out of ADI fluid.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
powerplant - engine structure: other
powerplant - miscellaneous: detonation
terrain - high obstructions
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overheated
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-4 engines

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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