Accident Board Findings

Photo of Engine and Propeller Installation of Lockheed L-188 Electra
Engine and Propeller Installation of Lockheed L-188 Electra
Photo copyright Aris Pappas - used with permission

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) determined that:

“…the probable cause of this accident was the unique and critical sequence of the loss and recovery of engine power following bird ingestion, resulting in loss of airspeed and control during takeoff.”

The CAB report on this accident is 13 pages long. The CAB findings begin on page 8. View the accident report here.

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