Narrative:The Constellation lost power on all 4 engines and had to make a wheels-up landing as a result. Improper transfer of fuel caused starvation. This occurred as a result of inadequate maintenance and inspection (the fuel pump circuit breaker was corroded). Inadequate flight supervision and improper emergency procedures were causal factors.
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
personnel - flight engineer: improper use of equipment
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate inspection of aircraft (maintenance personnel)
powerplant - fuel system: pumps
systems - electrical system: protective devices
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 4 engines
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Distance from Freeport-Grand Bahama International Airport to St. Petersburg International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 420 km (262 miles).