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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Fecha:viernes 17 septiembre 1971
Tipo:Canadair C-54GM Argonaut
Operado por:Air Caicos
Alquilado a :Cavalier Aircraft Corporation
Registración: CF-UXB
Numéro de série: 117
Año de Construcción: 1948
Horas Totales de la Célula:21674
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Sarasota Airport, FL (SRQ) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL (SRQ/KSRQ), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
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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