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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 2 mars 1951
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Compagnie:Mid-Continent Airlines
Immatriculation: N19928
Numéro de série: 7400
Année de Fabrication: 1942
Heures de vol:28202
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 13 / à bord: 21
Total:victimes: 16 / à bord: 25
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Sioux City, IA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Sioux City-Municipal Airport, IA (SUX/KSUX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 16
Flight 16 departed Kansas City, Missouri, at 07:24 for Omaha, Nebraska, Sioux City, Iowa, and other intermediate stops with final destination as Minneapolis, Minnesota. At 08:41 the flight took off for Sioux City on an instrument flight plan. At 09:04 Flight 16 reported over the Sloan Fan Marker, 11.9 miles south-southeast of the approach end of runway 35 at the Sioux City Airport. It was immediately cleared by the Sioux City Airport tower for a straight-in approach and landing on runway 35. Weather information was reported as: precipitation, ceiling 500 feet, sky obscured, visibility one mile in light snow showers, and wind from the east at 14 miles per hour. Following receipt of this information, the flight requested permission to land to the southeast on runway 13 and received clearance to do so. At 09:09 the flight reported that it was contact over the southeast corner of the field and was cleared to land. At the same time the aircraft was seen by a ground witness one mile southeast of the airport. Shortly thereafter, it was sighted approximately over the intersection of Runways 4/22 and 17/35 on an east-southeast heading. A left climbing turned to the north was then made and the pilot was advised that he was cleared to land on either runway 17 or runway 13. The pilot was also advised by the tower that there would be a 90-degree cross-wind if he elected to land on runway 17. All transmissions to the flight were acknowledged. The aircraft was not further observed, and crashed about 600 feet north and west of the approach end of runway 17. Fire developed immediately.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A stall during a left turn too close to the ground to effect recovery."

» CAB File No. 1-0010
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.2, Circular 24-AN/21 (71-72)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE et Sioux City-Municipal Airport, IA est de 128 km (80 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2928ème loss
  • 1027ème accident fatal
  • le accident 181ème le plus grave (à ce moment là)
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