- Capital Airlines Flight 67
Infobox Airliner accident|name=Capital Airlines Flight 67
April 6 1958
Type=Stall, loss of control
Saginaw Baynear Freeland, Michigan
Aircraft Type=Vickers 745D Viscount
Capital Airlines Flight 67 was a
Capital Airlines flightthat crashed on final approach to Freeland, Michigan, USA, during a severe snowstormon April 6, 1958. The flight was en route from Flint-Bishop Airport to the Freeland-Tri City Airport when it crashed. Flight 67 was the first of three fatal crashes in as many years involving Capital Airlines Vickers Viscounts; the other two were Capital Airlines Flight 20and Capital Airlines Flight 75.
Approach conditions towards Freeland were poor due to the weather; there was restricted visibility, and conditions were ripe for icing. The plane's crew apparently attempted a steep turn to align the craft with the
runway. This caused the plane to stall, which was followed by an over-the-top spin. The crew could not regain control, leading to the crash of the plane.
The official cause of the crash was listed as an undetected buildup of ice on the
horizontal stabilizerwhich, coupled with airspeed and the design of the aircraft, caused it to lose control.
memorialto the victims was unveiled in a local cemeteryin 2001.
* [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19580406-0 Account of the incident]
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