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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 16 maart 1954
Tijd:08:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-35
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Continental Air Lines
Registratie: N90853
Constructienummer: 44
Bouwjaar: 1953
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4 km (2.5 mijl) NE of Midland, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Midland Air Terminal, TX (MAF/KMAF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City (unknown airport), MO, Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 46
Beschrijving:
Reaching a height of 75 feet after takeoff severe vibration was experienced. The aircraft then entered a nose down attitude. The flight crew could barely prevent the Convair from diving into the ground; they managed to carry out a belly landing in barren field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control due to a failure of the right elevator trim tab push-pull rod caused by a reversed installation of the right elevator trim tab idler as a result of the carriers reliance on Manufacturers Illustrated Parts Catalog as a maintenance reference."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (86-87)
» WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura


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