Vliegtuigongeval op 30 MAY 1970 met Martin 4-0-4 N40412 - Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA (PDK)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 30 mei 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Le High Acres Development Comp.
Registratie: N40412
Constructienummer: 14116
Aantal vlieguren:21613
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 29
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 33
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:23 km (14.4 mijl) S of Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA (PDK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA (PDK/KPDK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fort Myers-Page Field, FL (FMY/KFMY), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 701
While climbing out of DeKalb, the no. 2 engine lost power, followed by the no. 1 engine. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing on Interstate Highway 285. After skidding 0,5 mile, the aircraft struck a passenger car and collided with the side of Moreland Avenue Bridge.

Probable Cause:

personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improperly serviced aircraft (ground crew)
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate supervision/training of ramp crews
miscellaneous acts, conditions - fuel grade-improper
miscellaneous acts, conditions - failure of two or more engines
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 123 days (4 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-70-25
Download report: Final report

» NTSB File 3-0757


NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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photo of Martin-4-0-4-N40412
accident date: 30-05-1970
type: Martin 4-0-4
registration: N40412
photo of Martin-4-0-4-N40412
accident date: 30-05-1970
type: Martin 4-0-4
registration: N40412

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA en Fort Myers-Page Field, FL bedraagt 838 km (524 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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