ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-440-86 N9302 Shippingport, PA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 12 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-86
Operator:Argosy Airlines
Registration: N9302
MSN: 416
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shippingport, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Columbus (unknown airport), OH, United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
One engine failed and the remaining engine suffered a partial loss of power. The Convair ditched in the Ohio River.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
powerplant - engine structure: master and connecting rods
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine




photo of Convair-CV-440-86-N9302
accident date: 12-05-1978
type: Convair CV-440-86
registration: N9302
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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