- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 30, 1984
Time: 01:45
Location: Chalkhill, Pennsylvania
Operator: Zantop International Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Baltimore - Detroit
AC Type: Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Registration: N5523
cn / ln: 1034
Aboard: 4   (passengers:1  crew:3)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:1  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo aircraft's entry into an unusual attitude and the inability of the flight crew to analyze the flight condition before there was a complete loss of control. Although the precise reason for the loss of control was not identified, an undetermined failure of a component in the No.2 vertical gyro system, perhaps involving the amplifier and associated circuitry, probably contributed to the cause of the accident by incorrectly processing data to the co-pilot's approach horizon. The inflight structural failure of the aircraft was due to overload.
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