Accident
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 21 marzo 1978
Hora:01:45
Tipo:Convair CV-340-38
Operador:Florida Aircraft Leasing
Registración: N4807C
Numéro de série: 84
Año de Construcción: 1953
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Elma, IA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Louis (unknown airport), MO, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airport/Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN (MSP/KMSP), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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