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Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Datum:maandag 10 mei 1965
Tijd:06:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aaxico Airlines
Registratie: N6579C
Constructienummer: 45480/980
Bouwjaar: 1958
Aantal vlieguren:20557
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Knobnoster-Whiteman AFB, MO (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Warrensburg-Whiteman AFB, MO (SZL/KSZL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:1416B
Beschrijving:
The DC-6 departed Tinker AFB on an IFR flight plan to Whiteman AFB. The crew soon cancelled IFR and continued VFR. The flight was cleared for a straight-in visual approach to runway 36. At that time a line of thunderstorms was located west of the field with portions moving across the approach path. The approach was continued with the flight encountering heavy rain and an area of reduced visibility. The DC-6 struck trees 4204 feet short of the runway threshold and 740 feet right of the extended centreline. The plane broke up and slid 1200 feet before coming to rest. A fire started near the left inboard fuel tanks.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An improperly executed landing approach into an area of adverse weather, during which the aircraft was allowed to descend to an altitude too low to avoid striking trees."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (104-112)


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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 Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK en Warrensburg-Whiteman AFB, MO bedraagt 498 km (312 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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