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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 19 June 1980
Time:04:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Operator:Airborne Express
Registration: N905MW
MSN: 95
First flight: 1961-10-10 (18 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH (ILN/KILN), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Narrative:
Lockheed TriStar wake vortex caused the Caravelle to land heavily at the approach end of runway 26. The left main gear collapsed and the Caravelle came to rest 4526 feet past the runway 26 threshold and 250 feet left of the centreline.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous - vortex turbulence

Classification:
Weather: Wake vortex encounter
Heavy landing
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 11 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Caravelle-VIR-N905MW
accident date: 19-06-1980
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
registration: N905MW
 

Map
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 Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH to Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA as the crow flies is 642 km (401 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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