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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 28 April 1984
Time:16:30 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Operator:Intercontinental Aircraft Lease
Registration: N92860
C/n / msn: 44619/549
First flight: 1955
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Manuel, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), United States of America
Destination airport:Chandler-Stellar Air Park, AZ (SLJ), United States of America
Narrative:
While enroute it appeared that the anti-icing system didn't work properly. This forced the crew to divert to San Manuel. Because the airspeed indicators malfunctioned during the landing phase, the aircraft landed with a much too high speed. The reversers didn't operate, so the aircraft overran the runway and ended up in a ditch. The gear collapsed and the aircraft caught fire. The co-pilot was not qualified to act as a co-pilot on this flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Wrong runway .. selected .. pilot in command
Airspeed .. excessive .. pilot in command
Proper touchdown point .. not attained .. pilot in command
Operation with known deficiencies in equipment .. performed .. pilot in command
Judgment .. poor .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Weather condition .. tailwind
Landing gear,main gear .. overload
Pressure induced by others .. pilot in command
Propeller system/accessories,reversing system .. failure,partial
Anti-ice/deice system,windshield .. inoperative
Precautionary landing .. premature .. pilot in command
Procedures/directives .. not followed .. pilot in command"

Classification:
Flightcrew un(der)qualified
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB Identification: LAX84LA272


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Distance from St. Petersburg International Airport, FL to Chandler-Stellar Air Park, AZ as the crow flies is 2833 km (1771 miles).

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