Accident
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 25 August 1982
Zeit:13:30
Flugzeugtyp:Convair CV-440
Betrieben durch:Air Resorts Airlines
Gemietet von :National Flight Services
Kennzeichen: N477KW
Werknummer: 210
Baujahr: 1954
Betriebsstunden:37102
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Wolf Creek Pass, CO (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), USA
Flug nach:Carlsbad-McClellan-Palomar Airport, CA (CLD/KCRQ), USA
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft collided with a mountain at 11700 feet while continuing VFR flight in worsening weather conditions. The aircraft was owned by National Flight Services, but operated by Air Resorts Airlines.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
VFR flight into IMC .. continued .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather condition .. clouds
terrain condition .. mountainous/hilly

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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N477KW was sold Ocean Airways before finally ending up at National Flight Services in September 1981
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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 Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO to Carlsbad-McClellan-Palomar Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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