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Last updated: 25 June 2021
Fecha:miércoles 9 enero 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Operador:TPI International Airways
Registración: N357Q
Numéro de série: 1044
Año de Construcción: 1959
Motores: 4 Allison 501-D13
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 5 km NW from Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Estados Unidos de América
After being vectored for a VOR runway 03 approach, a clearance was given to circle and land on runway 36 instead. Because the aircraft was high on the approach, a missed approach was initiated. After circling left, the aircraft became accidentally lined up with the nearby Fairfax Airport. The captain then took over control from the 1st officer, initiated a missed approach and climbed steeply to 3100 feet. At 3100 feet the Electra stalled and entered a steep descent and crashed into a public water treatment plant.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Airspeed..not maintained..pilot in command
Stall..inadvertent..pilot in command
Weather condition..low ceiling
Weather condition..fog
Light condition..dawn
IFR procedure..improper..copilot/second pilot
Supervision..inadequate..pilot in command
Became lost/disoriented..inadvertent..copilot/second pilot
Became lost/disoriented..inadvertent..pilot in command"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-85-02-SUM
Download report: Final report

» NTSB id. DCA85AA009


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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 Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO as the crow flies is 1000 km (625 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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