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Last updated: 24 October 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 30 april 1974
Tijd:13:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Metro Airlines
Registratie: N853SA
Constructienummer: U- 41
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 10
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Galveston-Scholes Field, TX (GLS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Galveston-Scholes Field, TX (GLS/KGLS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Galveston-Scholes Field, TX en Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX bedraagt 92 km (57 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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