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Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 27 noviembre 1978
Hora:11:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Operador:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registración: N1065T
Numéro de série: 45779/92
Año de Construcción: 1967
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 79
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 83
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:TW505
Descripción:
Shortly after rotation, at an altitude of 65 feet (20 meters), control was lost an the aircraft impacted in an tail-low attitude and came to rest 3800 feet (854 meters) from the site of the first impact. The temperature that day was 27 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.8 degrees Celsius) with blowing snow and rain. The aircraft had not been de-iced.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
FACTORS:
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - airframe ice

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Pittsburgh International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 509 km (318 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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