Allegheny Airlines Flight 561

Allegheny Airlines Flight 561Monday February 12, 1979
The plane crashed inverted shortly after lifting off the ground. The captain's decision to take off with snow on the aircraft's wing and empennage surfaces which resulted in a loss of lateral control and a loss of lift as the aircraft ascended out of ground effect.

Crash Details

DateMonday February 12, 1979
LocationClarksburg, West Virginia
Passengers22
Crew3
Fatalities2
Survivors23
Aircraft TypeNord 262
OperatorAllegheny Airlines
RegistrationN29824
Flight OriginClarksburg
Flight Destination Washington DC
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Allegheny Airlines
Nord 262
1979