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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 20 Januar 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Fluggesellschaft:Zantop Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N49551
Werknummer: 4940
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Kansas City, MO (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Jackson-Reynolds Municipal Airport, MI (JXN/KJXN), USA
Flug nach:Kansas City-Fairfax Field, KS, USA
Unfallbericht:
The Zantop DC-3 was on a runway 21 ADF approach when it crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of control of the aircraft at an altitude too low to effect recovery. The loss of control resulted from an accumulation of ice and the use of de-icer boots at low air speeds."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (49-51)


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Distance from Jackson-Reynolds Municipal Airport, MI to Kansas City-Fairfax Field, KS as the crow flies is 916 km (572 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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