Accident
Last updated: 22 September 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 29 November 1966
Zeit:17:28
Flugzeugtyp:Convair CV-440
Fluggesellschaft:Allegheny Airlines
Kennzeichen: N3414
Werknummer: 45
Baujahr: 1953
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Harrisburg Airport, PA (HAR) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Harrisburg-York State Airport, PA (HAR/KCXY), USA
Flug nach:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), USA
Flugnummer: 305
Unfallbericht:
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(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

Informationsquelle:
» 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).

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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