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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 7 augustus 1975
Tijd:16:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-224
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Continental Air Lines
Registratie: N88777
Constructienummer: 19798/608
Bouwjaar: 1968-07-16 (7 years )
Aantal vlieguren:23850
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 127
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 134
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT/KICT), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:CO426
Beschrijving:
Continental Air Lines Flight 426 crashed after takeoff from the Denver-Stapleton International Airport, Colorado. The aircraft climbed to about 100 feet above runway 35L and then crashed near the departure end of the runway. The 134 persons aboard the aircraft survived the crash; 15 persons were injured seriously. The aircraft was damaged substantially.
At the time of the accident, a thunderstorm with associated rainshowers was moving over the northern portion of the airport. The thunderstorm was surrounded by numerous other thunderstorms and associated rainshowers but none of these were in the immediate vicinity of the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft's encounter, immediately following take-off, with severe windshear at an altitude and airspeed which precluded recovery level flight; the windshear caused the aircraft to descend at a rate which could not be overcome even though the aircraft was flown at or near its maximum lift capability throughout the encounter. The windshear was generated by the outflow from a thunderstorm which was over the aircraft's departure path."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-76-14
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (261-271)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO en Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS bedraagt 683 km (427 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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