Continental Airlines Flight 290

Continental Airlines Flight 290Tuesday January 29, 1963
While making a straight in approach, the aircraft continued flying over the runway to the south end and while at a height of 90 feet, suddenly pitched down and struck the ground. Icing of the horizontal stabilizer which led to loss of pitch control.

Crash Details

DateTuesday January 29, 1963
LocationKansas City, Missouri
Passengers5
Crew3
Fatalities8
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeVickers Viscount 812
OperatorContinental Airlines
RegistrationN242V
Flight OriginMidland, TX
Flight Destination Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, Missouri
Continental Airlines
Vickers Viscount 812
1963