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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 3 August 1972
Zeit:09:23
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard Super Ventura
Fluggesellschaft:Beta Leasing Inc.
Kennzeichen: N446DD
Werknummer: 5696
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Austin-Robert Mueller Municipal, TX (AUS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), USA
Flug nach:Dallas (unknown airport), TX, USA
Unfallbericht:
En route to Dallas, Texas, USA, one of the engines began losing power as a result of oil exhaustion. The pilot decided to divert to Austin Airport.
The approach was not properly executed and the aircraft eventually ran off the wet runway.
The reason for the oil exhaustion was not found. The aircraft had received an annual inspection the day before.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
miscellaneous acts,conditions - oil exhaustion-engine lubrication system
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
weather - rain
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous acts,conditions - not aligned with runway/intended landing area
miscellaneous acts,conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway

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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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