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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Datum:vrijdag 17 september 1971
Type:Canadair C-54GM North Star
Vloog voor:Air Caicos
Gehuurd van:Cavalier Aircraft Corporation
Registratie: CF-UXB
Constructienummer: 117
Bouwjaar: 1948
Aantal vlieguren:21674
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sarasota Airport, FL (SRQ) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL (SRQ/KSRQ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 285 km (178 miles).

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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