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Datum:Freitag 27 September 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Fluggesellschaft:Universal Airlines
Kennzeichen: N7466
Werknummer: 45090/747
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Cherry Point MCAS, NC (NKT) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT), USA
The pilot failed to initiate a go around when he didn't see the runway on finals and the aircraft crashed. Visibility was poor due to fog and a 100-feet ceiling.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper ifr operation
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog

» NTSB File 1-0041


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