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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 29 November 1966
Time:17:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440
Operator:Allegheny Airlines
Registration: N3414
C/n / msn: 45
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Harrisburg Airport, PA (HAR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Harrisburg-York State Airport, PA (HAR/KCXY), United States of America
Destination airport:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), United States of America
Flightnumber: 305
Narrative:
During the takeoff run a complete electrical failure occurred due to an improperly installed heater. The pilot decided to abort the takeoff, but the propeller reverse did not work. The Convair overran the runway and collided with an approach light tower.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
miscellaneous acts, conditions - electrical failure
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate inspection of aircraft (maintenance personnel)
pilot in command - spontaneous-improper action
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
FACTOR(S)
miscellaneous acts, conditions - thrust-unable to reverse

Classification:


Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB File # 1-0047


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Distance from Harrisburg-York State Airport, PA to Pittsburgh International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 286 km (179 miles).

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