Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-300 N725R, Friday 14 April 1972
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Date:Friday 14 April 1972
Time:04:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-300
Owner/operator:Viking International Air Freight
Registration: N725R
MSN: SH.1841
Year of manufacture:1967
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near La Crosse Municipal Airport, WI (LSE) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL
Destination airport:La Crosse Municipal Airport, WI (LSE/KLSE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
An overload caused the failure of a flap control rod. The Skyvan crashed out of control.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
systems - flight control systems: wing flap control system hydraulic
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - asymetrical flaps

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI72AC083
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

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