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Datum:zaterdag 11 september 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard Eldorado 700
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Youngstown Cartage Co.
Registratie: N25YC
Constructienummer: 5598
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Reading Municipal Airport/Spaatz Field, PA (RDG/KRDG), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), Verenigde Staten
The aircraft descended below MDA and encountered severe turbulence and heavy rain from a thunderstorm cell. A go around was attempted but the aircraft impacted terrain.

The aircraft was initially manufactured as a Lockheed PV-1 for the US Navy. After military service it was converted to an executive configuration as a Spartan Ventura and subsequently a Howard Super Ventura. In 1966 it was converted to a Howard 350 and marketed as a Howard Eldorado 700.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper ifr operation
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather - turbulence, associated w/clouds and/or thunderstorms
weather - thunderstorm activity



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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 Reading Municipal Airport/Spaatz Field, PA en Philadelphia International Airport, PA bedraagt 83 km (52 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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