NTSB Identification: DCA74AZ021
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of SATURN AIRWAYS INC
Aircraft: LOCKHEED 382, registration: N14ST

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0008  74/5/23    SPRINGFIELD,ILL     LOCKHEED 382        CR-  3  0  0  MILITARY CTR CARGO DOM    AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1553                    N14ST               PX-  1  0  0                            58, 15553 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            2424 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - SATURN AIRWAYS,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          ALAMEDA,CALIF               WILMINGTON,DEL               INDIANAPOLIS,IND
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - WINGS: SPARS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - OTHER
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  3000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                           RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      60
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- UNDISCOVERED,PREEXISTING FATIGUE CRACKS.OWS 162,LWR FRONT SPAR CAP.OUTBOARD SECT L WING SEPD.

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