Accident
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 11 mei 1975
Tijd:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H-01-06-162 Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aircraft Specialties
Registratie: N45516
Constructienummer: 4840
Bouwjaar: 1958
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Mesa, AZ (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: InitiŰle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City (unknown airport), MO, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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