Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 N1065T, Monday 27 November 1978
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Date:Monday 27 November 1978
Time:11:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Owner/operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N1065T
MSN: 45779/92
Year of manufacture:1967
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR)
Destination airport:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
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:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
FACTORS:
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - airframe ice

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: 
Report number: NYC79IA013
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

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