Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 9 December 1992
Time:08:00
Type:Douglas DC-8-52F
Operator:Connie Kalitta Services
Registration: N810CK
C/n / msn: 45814/258
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:32283
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:32 km (20 mls) W of Denver, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dayton Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), United States of America
Destination airport:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Dayton, Ohio on a flight to San Jose, California. While in cruise flight at Flight Level 310, 20 miles west of Denver, Colorado, the flight encountered severe clear air turbulence which caused major fluctuations in speed and oscillations in both pitch and roll. During these departures from controlled flight, the number one engine and 5.79m (19 feet) of the leading edge of the left wing separated from the aircraft. In addition, the number four engine pylon cracked and experienced substantial structural damage. The flight conducted a precautionary descent and landed at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado. Preceding the occurrence, the flight was encountering light to occasionally moderate chop, with moderate to severe turbulence forecast.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An encounter with severe clear air turbulence."

Classification:
Turbulence
Engine separation
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Dayton Airport, OH to San Jose Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3241 km (2026 miles).

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