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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 25 May 1978
Time:07:55
Type:Convair CV-880-22-2
Operator:Groth Air
Registration: N8815E
C/n / msn: 22-00-63
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Sint Maarten-Juliana Airport (SXM/TNCM), Sint Maarten
Narrative:
Improper loading of the aircraft caused the center of gravity limit to be exceeded by 12,61% mac. The pilot aborted the takeoff, but the plane could not be brought to a halt on the runway and overran by 285 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
FACTORS:
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: deficiency,company maintained eqpmt,services,regulation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits

Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Sint Maarten-Juliana Airport as the crow flies is 1956 km (1223 miles).

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