- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 12, 1979
Time: 13:00
Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Operator: Allegheny Airlines
Flight #: 561
Route: Clarksburg - Washington DC
AC Type: Nord 262
Registration: N29824
cn / ln: 48
Aboard: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed inverted shortly after lifting off the ground. The captain's decision to take off with snow on the aircraft's wing and empennage surfaces which resulted in a loss of lateral control and a loss of lift as the aircraft ascended out of ground effect.
Sources

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com