Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 21 September 1980
Time:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Rio Airways
Registration: N46RA
C/n / msn: 606
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Wichita Falls-Kickapoo Airport, TX (KIP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Wichita Falls-Kickapoo Airport, TX (KIP), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), United States of America
Narrative:
The DHC-6 took off with the gust locks still engaged. The pilot lost control and the airplane crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTOR:
weather - unfavorable wind conditions

Events:


Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Wichita Falls-Kickapoo Airport, TX to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 171 km (107 miles).

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