Accident
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 25 juillet 1978
Heure:07:02
Type/Sous-type:Convair CV-580
Compagnie:North Central Airlines
Immatriculation: N4825C
Numéro de série: 380
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Heures de vol:53343
Moteurs: 2 Allison 501-D13
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 40
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 43
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Kalamazoo, MI (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Kalamazoo International Airport, MI (AZO/AZO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 801
Détails:
No.1 engine birdstrike (Sparrowhawk) during take-off (just past V1). The prop autofeathered during lift-off. This caused the aircraft to turn left and crash in a cornfield.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the captain to follow the prescribed engine-out procedures during instrument meteorological conditions, which allowed the aircraft to decelerate into a flight regime from which he could not recover. Contributing to the accident were inadequate cockpit coordination and discipline."

Sources:

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-79-04
report released:22-FEB-1979
duration of investigation:212 days (7.1 months)
download report: North Central Airlines, Inc., Convair 580, N4825C, Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 25, 1978. (NTSB/AAR-79-04)

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