Date: January 29, 1963
Time: 22:44
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Operator: Continental Airlines
Flight #: 290
Route: Midland, TX - Kansas City, MO
AC Type: Vickers Viscount 812
Registration: N242V
cn / ln: 356
Aboard: 8   (passengers:5  crew:3)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:5  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: While making a straight in approach, the aircraft continued flying over the runway to the south end and while at a height of 90 feet, suddenly pitched down and struck the ground. Icing of the horizontal stabilizer which led to loss of pitch control.

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