ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-880-22M-3 N48060 Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP)
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Date:Saturday 21 August 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic cv88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-880-22M-3
Operator:Airtrust Singapore
Registration: N48060
MSN: 22-00-47M
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP) (   Singapore)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL), Singapore
Destination airport:Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport (SIN/WSAP), Singapore
The pilot couldn't rotate the aircraft, so aborted. The aircraft overran by some 100 m. The nose gear collapsed.
The airplane was being repositioned to Paya Lebar Airport to pick up 50 oil workers bound for the Middle East.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: Center of gravity exceeded the forward limit due to incorrect weight and balance computation.

Centre of Gravity outside limits
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

» The Straits Times, 22 August 1976, Page 1


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Distance from Singapore-Seletar Airport to Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport as the crow flies is 8 km (5 miles).

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