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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 15 Juli 1969
Zeit:06:57
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Fluggesellschaft:New York Airways
Kennzeichen: N558MA
Werknummer: 175
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Unfallbericht:
Because the flight was 12 minutes behind schedule, the pilot commenced takeoff from a runway intersection. The Twin Otter encountered wake turbulence from a recently departed jet, lost control and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
miscellaneous - vortex turbulence
FACTOR:
pilot in command - misjudged distance

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Newark International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 33 km (21 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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