Accident Convair CV-580 N73107, Tuesday 24 March 1987
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Date:Tuesday 24 March 1987
Time:20:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-580
Owner/operator:American Eagle, opb Metroflight
Registration: N73107
MSN: 8
Year of manufacture:1952
Total airframe hrs:64429 hours
Engine model:ALLISON 501D13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW)
Destination airport:Longview-Gregg County Airport, TX (GGG/KGGG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A Metro Flight airlines Convair CV-580 attempted takeoff from runway 35L at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW) with crosswinds exceeding demonstrated capability of the aircraft. The takeoff attempt violated company limitations for crosswinds in the Convair CV-580.
During the takeoff roll the right wing became airborne and returned to the runway with sufficient force to allow the right propeller assembly to contact the runway causing separation of two propeller blades and loss of directional control. The aircraft departed the runway onto soft terrain causing the nose gear to collapse. The nose of the aircraft dropped and the aircraft came to rest on a connecting taxiway.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW87FA080
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

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photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987


photo (c) Ken Baer; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW); March 1987

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