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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2016
Date:Thursday 19 June 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
Operator:Airborne Express
Registration: N905MW
C/n / msn: 95
First flight: 1961
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH (ILN/KILN), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Lockheed TriStar wake vortex caused the Caravelle to land heavily at the approach end of runway 26. The left main gear collapsed and the Caravelle came to rest 4526 feet past the runway 26 threshold and 250 feet left of the centreline.

pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous - vortex turbulence


Runway excursion


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 11 Safety Recommendations

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH to Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA as the crow flies is 642 km (401 miles).

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