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Last updated: 26 June 2017
Datum:dinsdag 25 juli 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:North Central Airlines
Registratie: N4825C
Constructienummer: 380
Bouwjaar: 1956
Aantal vlieguren:53343
Motoren: 2 Allison 501-D13
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 40
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 43
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kalamazoo, MI (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kalamazoo International Airport, MI (AZO/AZO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 801
No.1 engine birdstrike (Sparrowhawk) during takeoff (just past V1). The prop autofeathered during lift-off. This caused the aircraft to turn left and crash in a cornfield.

Probable Cause:

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."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
status: Final
number: NTSB/AAR-79-04
released:22 February 1979
duration: 212 days (7 months)
download report: North Central Airlines, Inc., Convair 580, N4825C, Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 25, 1978. (NTSB/AAR-79-04)



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