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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 4 Mai 1973
Zeit:08:00
Flugzeugtyp:Howard 350
Fluggesellschaft:Clarks Aerial Service
Kennzeichen: N45CK
Werknummer: 5333
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Union Springs, AL (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Landwirtschaft
Flug von:Union Springs-Franklin Field Airport, AL, USA
Flug nach:Union Springs-Franklin Field Airport, AL, USA
Unfallbericht:
A Howard 350, converted for crop spraying operations, descended just prior to the first swath run and impacted terrain in near level attitude. A post-impact fire broke out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged speed and altitude
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - jettisoned load

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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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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