Accident description
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 6 July 1977
Time:23:27
Type:Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Operator:Fleming International Airways
Registration: N280F
C/n / msn: 1076
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), United States of America
Narrative:
Autofeathering of the no. 2 engine forced the crew to abandon the take-off. The aircraft was taxied back to the ramp and some maintenance was performed. The 2nd take-off was performed with the no. 2 engine at or below flight idle. The aircraft lifted off after a ground roll of 8000 feet, veered left and struck the ground.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - exercised poor judgment
pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - thrust reversal-unwanted
miscellaneous acts,conditions - 0il exhaustion-propeller system
powerplant - propeller system: feathering pump
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: deficiency,company maintained eqpmt,services,regulation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - pilot fatigue

Sources:
» NTSB File # 1-0018


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Distance from Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO to Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI as the crow flies is 691 km (432 miles).

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