Accident
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 17 Oktober 1965
Zeit:16:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:United Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N37519
Werknummer: 43008/46
Baujahr: 1947
Betriebsstunden:46423
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Huntsville, AL (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Linienflug
Flug von:Huntsville-Madison County Airport, AL (HSV/KHSV), USA
Flug nach:?
Flugnummer: 624
Unfallbericht:
After accelerating through the V1 speed during takeoff the captain raised the nosewheel from the runway. Suddenly the nose undercarriage retracted and the aircraft sank back, contacting the runway with its nose. The captain retarded the throttles and the plane slid to a stop 272 feet beyond the runway end.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Premature retraction of the nosewheel assembly during the takeoff roll for an undetermined reason."

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB File 1-0078


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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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