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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 30 abril 1974
Hora:13:47
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operador:Metro Airlines
Registración: N853SA
Numéro de série: U- 41
Año de Construcción: 1968
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Galveston-Scholes Field, TX (GLS) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Galveston-Scholes Field, TX (GLS/KGLS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The crew left Galveston in a hurry because they were 10 minutes behind schedule. The passengers did not get a safety briefing and the captain left the trim stabilizer in the standby position. Control was lost on takeoff and the airplane crashed and caught fire. To make things worse, the fire truck attending the scene was not equipped with a foam extinguisher.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
pilot in command - misused or failed to use flaps
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
personnel - airport supervisory personnel: other

Fuentes:
» Flight International 09 May 1974 (573)
» NTSB
» The Victoria Advocate - May 1, 1974


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Distance from Galveston-Scholes Field, TX to Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX as the crow flies is 92 km (57 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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