AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: SATURN AIRWAYS, INC., LOCKHEED L-382, N14ST, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, MAY 23, 1974

About 1653 c.d.t., May 23, 1974, Saturn Airways Flight 14 crashed about 2.6 miles southeast of the Capital VOR, near Springfield, Illinois. Three crewmembers and a route supervisor were killed. The aircraft was destroyed. The outboard section of the left wing, including the No. 1 engine, separated in flight from the remainder of the wing. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the undiscovered, preexisting fatigue cracks, which reduced the strength of the left wing to the degree that it failed as a result of positive aerodynamic loads created by moderate turbulence.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-22

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-5
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM