Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 17 September 1971
Time:13:20
Type:Canadair C-54GM Argonaut
Operator:Turks Air
Registration: CF-UXB
C/n / msn: 117
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sarasota Airport, FL (SRQ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL (SRQ/KSRQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
The crew didn't get 'three greens' while trying to land at Miami. Even after a bounce touch-and-go, the left main gear remained in the up-position.
The pilot then flew to Sarasota where two more bounce touch-and-goes were made. The aircraft finally approached with props no. 1 and 4 feathered. At 500 feet the remaining engines were shut down; the DC-4M touched down and slid for 1800 feet on the grass.


PROBABLE CAUSE:
airframe - landing gear: normal retraction/extension assembly
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
airframe - landing gear: emergency/extension assembly
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly installed
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 285 km (178 miles).

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