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Last updated: 12 August 2020
Datum:Mittwoch 6 August 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Fluggesellschaft:Athens Leasing Corp.
Kennzeichen: N707WA
Werknummer: 16
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Bridgeport, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Rapid City Regional Airport, SD (RAP/KRAP), USA
Flug nach:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), USA
While descending from FL100 to FL60, the F-27 was struck by a Cessna 172M (N9855Q). A part of the fin and rudder (measuring 4,5 feet) separated. The Cessna crashed because its left wing had separated in the collision. The Fairchild made a safe emergency landing at Meacham Field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure to see and avoid other aircraft."



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Rapid City Regional Airport, SD to Dallas-Love Field, TX as the crow flies is 1347 km (842 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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