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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 15 August 1966
Time:11:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operator:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registration: N65
C/n / msn: 2648
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tachikawa AFB (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Aerial Work (Calibration, Photo)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Narrative:
An engine-out, no-boost landing was made due to a hydraulic system leak. The aircraft swerved, causing the landing gear to collapse.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used misc.equipment
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - improper operation of brakes and/or flight controls
FACTOR(S)
systems - flight control systems: flight control boost systems, hydraulic
systems - hydraulic system: reservoir,lines,fittings
miscellaneous acts, conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts, conditions - improper emergency procedures

Sources:
» NTSB File # 2-0874


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