Date: April 30, 1974
Time: 13:47
Location: Galveston, Texas
Operator: Houston Metro Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Galveston, TX - Houston, TX
AC Type: Beechcraft 99
Registration: N853SA
cn / ln: U-41
Aboard: 12   (passengers:10  crew:2)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed during takeoff. Inadequate preflight preparation and planning. Lack of familarity with aircraft. Misused flaps. Gust lock engaged.

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