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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 25 juli 1978
Tijd:07:02
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
Beschrijving:
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:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 212 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-79-04
Download report: Final report


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