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Aviation Accident


NTSB Identification: FTW72IF046
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of CONTINENTAL AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 720B, registration: N57206
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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0024  72/1/21  NR.EL PASO,TEX        BOEING 720B         CR-  0  0  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1445                    N57206              PX-  0  0 93                            UNK/NR, UNK/NR TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        OPERATOR - CONTINENTAL AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          HOUSTON,TEX                 LOS ANGELES,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           SYSTEMS - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: FLIGHT CONTROL BOOST SYSTEM, ELECTRICAL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - GROUNDED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FROZEN, MOISTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CONTROLS
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- SPILLED COFFEE IN COCKPIT DRIPPED ON YAW DAMPER COUPLER PLUG,CAUSED SHORT.ACFT ENTERED DUTCH ROLL.
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