Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 24 March 1987
Time:20:45
Type:Convair CV-580
Operating for:American Eagle
Leased from:Metroflight
Registration: N73107
C/n / msn: 8
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), United States of America
Destination airport:Longview-Gregg County Airport, TX (GGG/KGGG), United States of America
Narrative:
A Metro Flight airlines Convair CV-580 attempted takeoff from runway 35L at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW) with crosswinds exceeding demonstrated capability of the aircraft. The takeoff attempt violated company limitations for crosswinds in the Convair CV-580.
During the takeoff roll the right wing became airborne and returned to the runway with sufficient force to allow the right propeller assembly to contact the runway causing separation of two propeller blades and loss of directional control. The aircraft departed the runway onto soft terrain causing the nose gear to collapse. The nose of the aircraft dropped and the aircraft came to rest on a connecting taxiway.


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Distance from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX to Longview-Gregg County Airport, TX as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).

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