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Last updated: 5 December 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 25 Juli 1978
Zeit:07:02
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Fluggesellschaft:North Central Airlines
Kennzeichen: N4825C
Werknummer: 380
Baujahr: 1956
Betriebsstunden:53343
Triebwerk: 2 Allison 501-D13
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 43
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Kalamazoo, MI (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kalamazoo International Airport, MI (AZO/AZO), USA
Flug nach:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, USA
Flugnummer: 801
Unfallbericht:
No.1 engine birdstrike (Sparrowhawk) during takeoff (just past V1). The prop autofeathered during lift-off. This caused the aircraft to turn left and crash in a cornfield.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the captain to follow the prescribed engine-out procedures during instrument meteorological conditions, which allowed the aircraft to decelerate into a flight regime from which he could not recover. Contributing to the accident were inadequate cockpit coordination and discipline."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 212 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-79-04
Download report: Final report


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