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Accident
Last updated: 21 November 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 2 Juli 1970
Zeit:10:48
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Fluggesellschaft:Jetco Aviation International
Kennzeichen: N21CK
Werknummer: SH.1858
Baujahr: 1969
Betriebsstunden:701
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Potomac River, WA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), USA
Flugnummer: 106
Unfallbericht:
The Skyvan approached runway 15 in fog at 700-800 feet when about 0,5 mile out. With an already steep approach, the nose suddenly pitched down to 45 degrees. The aircraft struck the water, cartwheeled onto the right wingtip and sank in 12-15 feet deep water, 1800 feet short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of effective elevator control due to the forward shift of improperly secured cargo when the aircraft was placed in a steep nosedown attitude during a landing approach in reduced visibility conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 195 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-71-06
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Washington-National Airport, DC as the crow flies is 340 km (212 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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