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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 20 December 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operator:Ozark Air Lines
Registration: N994Z
MSN: 47097/193
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 81
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 86
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Sioux Falls Regional Airport, SD (FSD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sioux City-Municipal Airport, IA (SUX/KSUX), United States of America
Destination airport:Sioux Falls Regional Airport (Jo Foss Field), SD (FSD/KFSD), United States of America
Flightnumber: 650
The right wing struck a snow plough on runway 03. The wing separated and the plane swerved off the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: " Inadequate Control Tower Service by Air Traffic Control Personnel. Factors relating to the accident were weather conditions; snow, obscuration, low ceiling; and vehicles on the runway."

» NTSB/AAR-85/01/SUM


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Distance from Sioux City-Municipal Airport, IA to Sioux Falls Regional Airport (Jo Foss Field), SD as the crow flies is 133 km (83 miles).

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