Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 16 December 1984
Time:12:30
Type:Convair CV-440-62
Operator:Air Resorts Airlines
Registration: N44828
C/n / msn: 468
First flight: 1958
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jasper, AL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), United States of America
Destination airport:Oxford-University Airport, MS (UOX/KUOX), United States of America
Flightnumber: 953
Narrative:
After climbout, at 6000 feet, the no. 2 engine showed rapid power loss and the rpm increased out of control to 3100rpm. This was reduced to 2100rpm; feathering was impossible, so the crew tried to make an emergency landing at Walker County. The no. 2 engine caught fire when on downwind for runway 09. Shortly after the engine was stopped, the injection water for the no. 1 engine was exhausted. The engine began backfiring, so an immediate landing was made on runway 27. The right hand main gear tires failed after touchdown, so the Convair veered off the right side of the runway and hit a ditch, causing the gear to collapse.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Engine assembly .. fire
Landing gear,tire .. failure,total
Engine assembly .. failure, total
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Terrain condition .. ditch
Engine assembly, connecting rod .. failure, total
Directional control .. not possible
Engine assembly, piston .. failure, total
Ground loop/swerve .. uncontrolled
Landing gear, tire .. overtemperature
Propeller feathering .. not possible"

Sources:
» NTSB Id DCA85AA006

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-85-02-SUM
download report: NTSB/AAR-85-02-SUM

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Distance from Birmingham Airport, AL to Oxford-University Airport, MS as the crow flies is 270 km (169 miles).

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