Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 10 November 1958
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049D Super Constellation
Operator:Seaboard & Western Airlines
Registration: N6503C
C/n / msn: 4165
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), United States of America
Narrative:
Seaboard & Western Airlines Super Constellation "Paris Airtrader" was taking off from New York runway 31R when it became uncontrollable. The aircraft finally struck an unloaded Trans-Canada Viscount, which was preparing to board passengers. Both aircraft were destroyed by fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An unwanted propeller reversal at a low altitude occurring immediately after takeoff. A contributing factor was the inadequate overhaul procedure employed by the propeller manufacurer."

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (36-37)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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