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Last updated: 22 October 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 26 maart 1973
Tijd:05:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Central
Registratie: N7705
Constructienummer: 5
Bouwjaar: 1966
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Champaign-Willard University Airport, IL (CMI) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Champaign-Willard University Airport, IL (CMI/KCMI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The Twin Otter lost control and crashed shortly after takeoff. It appeared that the gust lock was still engaged.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTORS:
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

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