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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 9 december 1992
Tijd:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-52F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Connie Kalitta Services
Registratie: N810CK
Constructienummer: 45814/258
Bouwjaar: 1966
Aantal vlieguren:32283
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:32 km (20 mijl) W of Denver, CO (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dayton Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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 5.79 m (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:

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

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 264 days (9 months)
Accident number: DEN93FA015
Download report: Summary report

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dayton Airport, OH en San Jose Municipal Airport, CA bedraagt 3241 km (2026 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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