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Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
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Date:Monday 4 February 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair C-131E (CV-440)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4758
C/n / msn: 345
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) SE of Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA (SBD/KSBD), United States of America
Narrative:
A Convair C-131E transport plane sustained substantial damage in a forced landing near Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF). The airplane suffered engine problems shortly after takeoff. One propeller was feather and the pilot decided to carry out a forced landing with the airplane ending up in a gully.

Sources:
» Airlinerlist.com
» Eugene Register-Guard - Feb 5, 1963


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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