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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Friday 21 December 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-31
Operator:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Registration: N73130
MSN: 59
First flight: 1953
Total airframe hrs:19654
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Grand Island, NE (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), United States of America
Destination airport:Grand Island Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI), United States of America
Flightnumber: 363
Touched down 4061 feet short of runway 17 in fog. The aircraft caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the crew to monitor altitude properly during a landing approach."

» CAB Aircraft Accident Report File No. 1-0037
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (101-103)


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Distance from Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO to Grand Island Airport, NE as the crow flies is 374 km (234 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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