Airplane Crash - Clarksburg, West Virginia 02/12/1979

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Clarksburg, West Virginia


Date02/12/1979
Time13:00
LocationClarksburg, West Virginia
OperatorAllegheny Airlines
Flight #561
RouteClarksburg - Washington DC
TypeNord 262
RegistrationN29824
Cn/In48
Aboard25
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe 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.

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