Date: February 17, 1991
Time: 0020
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Operator: Ryan International Airlines
Flight #: 590
Route: Cleveland - Indianapolis
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15RC
Registration: N565PC
cn / ln: 47240/346
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane stalled during takeoff cart wheeled and crashed. The failure of the flight crew to detect and remove ice contamination on the airplane's wings, which was largely a result of a lack of appropriate response by the Federal Aviation Administration, Douglas Aircraft Company, and Ryan International Airlines to the known effect that a minute amount of contamination has on the stall characteristics of the DC-9 series 10 airplane. The ice contamination led to wing stall and loss of control during the attempted takeoff.

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