Flugunfall 14 JAN 1965 einer Lockheed 18 Learstar I N512V - Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Donnerstag 14 Januar 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
Fluggesellschaft:Burroughs Corp.
Kennzeichen: N512V
Werknummer: 18-2580
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), USA
Flug nach:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), USA
The Lodestar pilots were cleared for an approach to Detroit-Willow Run Airport runway 05R. While on final approach the crew indicated that they were going around. Immediately after pulling up the aircraft entered a steep left turn, pitching slightly nose down. The left wing of the airplane struck the ground 919 feet left of and 1900 feet beyond the end of the runway. The aircraft crashed and burned 474 feet further on.
Right flap cable failed during flap retraction. Crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A split-flap condition resulting from failure of the right flap retract cable caused by cable misalignment"

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