Capital Airlines

Capital Airlines Wednesday June 4, 1958
Following the trainee-pilot's failure to maintain minimum-control speed during an attempted go-around, the instructor-pilot failed to take control of the aircraft in sufficient time to prevent a critical loss of altitude. A contributing factor was the malfunction of the landing gear latch which delayed retraction of the landing gear and caused the distraction of the instructor-pilot for several seconds during a critical period of the go-around.

Crash Details

DateWednesday June 4, 1958
LocationMartinsburg, West Virginia
Passengers0
Crew3
Fatalities1
Survivors2
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-3
OperatorCapital Airlines
RegistrationN49553
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Capital Airlines
Douglas DC-3
1958