Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
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Date:Thursday 23 February 1961
Type:Convair R4Y-1Z (CV-340)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 140378
C/n / msn: 140
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlantic City-Bader Field, NJ (AIY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military passenger
Departure airport:New York (unknown airport), NY, United States of America
Destination airport:Camp Springs-Andrews AFB, MD (ADW/KADW), United States of America
Narrative:
The Convair departed New York on a flight to Washington, carrying Paul B. Fay Jr. to be sworn in as undersecretary of the Navy. Fog and rain prevented a landing at Andrews AFB. While heading for an alternate airport the plane's electrical system failed. The crew decided to divert to Bader Field (AIY). It touched down on runway 04 but the propellers did not reverse due to the electrical system failure. The aircraft could not be stopped on the runway. It overran into a deep-water ship channel.

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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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