Flugunfall 14 APR 1972 einer Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-300 N725R - La Crosse Municipal Airport, WI (LSE)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 14 April 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-300
Fluggesellschaft:Viking International Air Freight
Kennzeichen: N725R
Werknummer: SH.1841
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe La Crosse Municipal Airport, WI (LSE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, USA
Flug nach:La Crosse Municipal Airport, WI (LSE/KLSE), USA
An overload caused the failure of a flap control rod. The Skyvan crashed out of control.

Probable Cause:

systems - flight control systems: wing flap control system hydraulic
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - asymetrical flaps



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