NTSB Identification: DCA68A0005
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of BRANIFF AIRWAYS INC
Aircraft: LOCKHEED L-188, registration: N9707C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0003   68/5/3    DAWSON,TEX          LOCKHEED L-188      CR-  5  0  0  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1548                    N9707C              PX- 80  0  0                            46, 10890 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1380 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - BRANIFF AIRWAYS,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT
           AIRFRAME - WINGS: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      HAIL, RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- DURG ATTMPTD RECOVERY FROM UNUSUAL ATTITUDE INDUCED BY TSTM TURB,R WING FAILED IN OVERLOAD.

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