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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 1 februari 1975
Tijd:08:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Horizon Properties
Registratie: N15HC
Constructienummer: 43080
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lawton Municipal Airport, OK (LAW/KLAW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Huntsville Airport, TX (HTV/KUTS), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Weather at Huntsville was below minima, so the flight was diverted to Houston Intercontinental Airport. The runway 08 ILS approach was abandoned due to intermittent operation of the aircraft ILS localizer receiver instruments. The crew then tried an NDB approach with Houston TRICON monitoring on surveillance radar. The DC-3 continued descent below minimum descent altitude until the left wing collided with a 23 m high power line tower, located 3 km short of the runway. About 5 m of wing was torn off; the aircraft continued 195 m before striking the ground in a 30-degree nose down and inverted attitude.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - improper ifr operation
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
terrain - high obstructions
miscellaneous acts,conditions - pilot fatigue

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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 Lawton Municipal Airport, OK en Huntsville Airport, TX bedraagt 497 km (311 miles).

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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