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Last updated: 17 July 2018
Datum:Freitag 17 September 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Canadair C-54GM Argonaut
Betrieben durch:Air Caicos
Gemietet von :Cavalier Aircraft Corporation
Kennzeichen: CF-UXB
Werknummer: 117
Baujahr: 1948
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sarasota Airport, FL (SRQ) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL (SRQ/KSRQ), USA
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
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
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up

» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sep 18, 1971


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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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