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Last updated: 25 June 2021
Datum:woensdag 9 januari 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:TPI International Airways
Registratie: N357Q
Constructienummer: 1044
Bouwjaar: 1959
Motoren: 4 Allison 501-D13
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 5 km NW from Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Verenigde Staten
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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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 Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI en Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO bedraagt 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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