- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 21, 1985
Time: 01:04
Location: Reno, Nevada
Operator: Galaxy Airlines
Flight #: 203
Route: Reno, NV - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
AC Type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
Registration: N5532
cn / ln: 1121
Aboard: 71   (passengers:65  crew:6)
Fatalities: 70   (passengers:64  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed while returning to the airport after reporting severe vibrations. While attempting to land, the aircraft crashed into a field, bounced and slid into mobile homes. A ground handler forgot to close an air start access door. The crew's failure to control and monitor the flight path and air speed of the aircraft after detecting the vibration.
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