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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 25 August 1982
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440
Operating for:Air Resorts Airlines
Leased from:National Flight Services
Registration: N477KW
C/n / msn: 210
First flight: 1954
Total airframe hrs:37102
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wolf Creek Pass, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), United States of America
Destination airport:Carlsbad-McClellan-Palomar Airport, CA (CLD/KCRQ), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft collided with a mountain at 11700 feet while continuing VFR flight in worsening weather conditions. The aircraft was owned by National Flight Services, but operated by Air Resorts Airlines.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
VFR flight into IMC .. continued .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather condition .. clouds
terrain condition .. mountainous/hilly

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: DEN82FA175
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB


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N477KW was sold Ocean Airways before finally ending up at National Flight Services in September 1981
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO to Carlsbad-McClellan-Palomar Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 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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