Accident
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 23 september 1962
Tijd:22:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Flying Tiger Line
Registratie: N6923C
Constructienummer: 4827
Bouwjaar: 1958
Aantal vlieguren:15800
Motoren: 4 Wright R-3350-988-TC18-EA6
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 23 / inzittenden: 68
Totaal:slachtoffers: 28 / inzittenden: 76
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:800 km (500 mijl) W van Shannon, Ireland (   Atlantische Oceaan) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Duitsland
Vluchtnummer: 923
Beschrijving:
The Super Constellation departed Gander at 17:09 GMT for a military (MATS) charter flight to Frankfurt. Three hours later, at FL210 a fire developed in the no. 3 engine, which was shut down and the propeller feathered. The no. 1 engine oversped 5 minutes later when the flight engineer closed the no. 1 engine firewall shut-off valve in error. The crew were not able to restart the engine, and wanted to divert to Shannon with METO power on the no. 4 engine and reduced power on engine no. 2. The no. 2 engine lost power and finally failed, forcing the crew to carry out a ditching. The left wing broke off, but the fuselage remained intact. The cabin filled with water fast and the aircraft sank nose first in about 10 minutes.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of two of the aircraft's four engines, and improper action of the flight engineer which disabled a third engine thereby necessitating a ditching at sea."

Bronnen:
» Ditch or crash-land?/B.W. Townshend, 1965 (36-46)
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (60-66)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Gander Airport, NF en Frankfurt International Airport bedraagt 4390 km (2744 miles).

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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