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Accident
Last updated: 29 August 2016
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: "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."

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB

Official accident investigation report
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investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-71-06
report released:13 January 1971
duration of investigation: 195 days (7 months)
download report: Jetco Aviation, Incorporated Short Brothers and Harland, Ltd., Skyvan Series 3(SC-7), N21CK, Washington National Airport (NTSB/AAR-71-06)

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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).

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