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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 26 februari 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Western Air Lines
Registratie: N8407H
Constructienummer: 37
Bouwjaar: 1948
Aantal vlieguren:12145
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:31 km (19.4 mijl) ENE of Wright, WY (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rapid City Regional Airport, SD (RAP/KRAP), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 34
Western Air Lines Flight 34 departed from Salt Lake City (SLC) at 08:50. The Convair proceeded IFR to Rapid City Regional Airport, SD (RAP). The flight reported as being over the Wright intersection at 10:25, at 17,000 feet, estimating Rapid City at 10:50. Weather conditions in the area probably included moderate to heavy icing and moderate to severe turbulence. The Convair suddenly entered a rapid descent and struck the ground at high speed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A sudden emergency of undetermined origin under adverse weather conditions resulting in rapid descent and impact with the ground at high speed."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (59-63)


photo of Convair-CV-240-1-N8407H
accident date: 26-02-1954
type: Convair CV-240-1
registration: N8407H

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 Salt Lake City International Airport, UT en Rapid City Regional Airport, SD bedraagt 811 km (507 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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