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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 6 August 1980
Time:12:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Operator:Athens Leasing Corp.
Registration: N707WA
C/n / msn: 16
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Bridgeport, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Rapid City Regional Airport, SD (RAP/KRAP), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), United States of America
Narrative:
While descending from FL100 to FL60, the F-27 was struck by a Cessna 172M (N9855Q). A part of the fin and rudder (measuring 4,5 feet) separated. The Cessna crashed because its left wing had separated in the collision. The Fairchild made a safe emergency landing at Meacham Field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure to see and avoid other aircraft."

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Rapid City Regional Airport, SD to Dallas-Love Field, TX as the crow flies is 1347 km (842 miles).

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