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Last updated: 27 January 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 16 März 1976
Zeit:16:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99A Airliner
Fluggesellschaft:Command Airways
Kennzeichen: N7997R
Werknummer: U-119
Baujahr: 1969
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Airport, NY (POU) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Airport, NY (POU/KPOU), USA
Flug nach:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft, 368lb overweight, shuddered after takeoff. The left wing dropped, the aircraft levelled and then the right wing dropped before colliding with the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - exercised poor judgment
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - initiated flight in adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S):
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: ice/slush on runway
weather - snow
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.

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Distance from Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Airport, NY to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 109 km (68 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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