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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 5 March 1987
Time:19:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P2 Bandeirante
Operator:Mid-Continent Airlines
Registration: N890AC
C/n / msn: 110156
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:12753
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Norfolk-Stefan Field, NE (OFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Columbus Airport, NE (OLU/KOLU), United States of America
Destination airport:Norfolk-Stefan Field, NE (OFK/KOFK), United States of America
Narrative:
The crew stated they were descending for landing when they flew through a flock of geese that were traveling in the same direction. They received three or four bird strikes. The aircraft landed without further incident.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause:
object..bird(s)
Contributing Factors:
light condition..dusk

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: MKC87LA057
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Bird strike

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Columbus Airport, NE to Norfolk-Stefan Field, NE as the crow flies is 60 km (37 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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