Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 21 March 1978
Time:01:45
Type:Convair CV-340-38
Operator:Florida Aircraft Leasing
Registration: N4807C
C/n / msn: 84
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Elma, IA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Louis (unknown airport), MO, United States of America
Destination airport:Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airport/Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN (MSP/KMSP), United States of America
Narrative:
Engine no. 2 caught fire while enroute at 6000 feet. The crew initiated an emergency descent, during which the engine separated from it's mountings. An emergency landing was carried out near Elma. The master and connecting rods had failed, leading to an oil fire in the engine.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - engine structure: master and connecting rods
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
miscellaneous acts,conditions - oil exhaustion-engine lubrication system
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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