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.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Aviation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1975-1-22
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Aircraft; Airframes; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Engines; Fatigue (Mechanics); Maintenance; Research; Transport aircraft
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft engines; Separation
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Maintenance and Preservation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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