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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Saturday 30 April 1983
Type:Convair C-131F (CV-340)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 141010
C/n / msn: 293
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 7 m (23 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP/KNIP), United States of America
Destination airport:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
A Convair C-131F military transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into shallow water while on an emergency approach to Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP). All six crew members and fourteen of the fifteen passengers were killed.
The airplane had just taken off from Jacksonville NAS, FL on a regular biweekly personnel flight to Guantánamo NAS (NBW) when the nr. 1 engine caught fire. The crew circled to return to the air station. The airplane struck shallow water about 125 yards from the end of the runway.

» The Palm Beach Post - May 2, 1983


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Distance from Jacksonville NAS, FL to Guantánamo NAS as the crow flies is 1312 km (820 miles).

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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