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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:donderdag 3 augustus 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard Super Ventura
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Beta Leasing Inc.
Registratie: N446DD
Constructienummer: 5696
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Austin-Robert Mueller Municipal, TX (AUS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dallas (unknown airport), TX, Verenigde Staten
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:

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
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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