Accident description
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 4 June 1981
Time:16:17
Type:Convair C-131E (CV-440)
Operator:Command Aviation
Registration: N121CA
C/n / msn: 342
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK (DLG) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK (DLG/PADL), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Narrative:
The crew had to return to the airport due to a no. 2 engine failure. The prop was feathered and a circuit was flown with flaps and gear down.
The aircraft overshot the turn to final approach, porpoised three times and struck trees, 0,5 miles short of runway 01.


PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - exhaust system: stacks
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
powerplant - powerplant-instruments: power indicators
powerplant - propeller and accessories: governors
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overheated
miscellaneous acts,conditions - erratic
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK to Anchorage International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 523 km (327 miles).

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