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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 21 August 1976
Time:17:30
Type:Convair CV-880-22M-3
Operator:Airtrust Singapore
Registration: N48060
C/n / msn: 22-00-47M
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP) (   Singapore)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL), Singapore
Destination airport:Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport (SIN/WSAP), Singapore
Narrative:
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.

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits

Runway excursion

Sources:
» 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).

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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