Accident Lockheed L-188AF Electra N357Q,
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Date:Wednesday 9 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Owner/operator:TPI International Airways
Registration: N357Q
MSN: 1044
Year of manufacture:1959
Engine model:Allison 501-D13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 5 km NW from Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW)
Destination airport:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After being vectored for a VOR runway 03 approach, a clearance was given to circle and land on runway 36 instead. Because the aircraft was high on the approach, a missed approach was initiated. After circling left, the aircraft became accidentally lined up with the nearby Fairfax Airport. The captain then took over control from the 1st officer, initiated a missed approach and climbed steeply to 3100 feet. At 3100 feet the Electra stalled and entered a steep descent and crashed into a public water treatment plant.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Airspeed..not maintained..pilot in command
Stall..inadvertent..pilot in command
Weather condition..low ceiling
Weather condition..fog
Light condition..dawn
IFR procedure..improper..copilot/second pilot
Supervision..inadequate..pilot in command
Became lost/disoriented..inadvertent..copilot/second pilot
Became lost/disoriented..inadvertent..pilot in command"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NTSB/AAR-85-02-SUM
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


NTSB id. DCA85AA009


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