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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 15 November 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair VC-131H (CV-580)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 54-2817
C/n / msn: 221
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dothan Airport, AL (DHN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dothan Airport, AL (DHN/KDHN), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The elevators locked soon after liftoff during maintenance test flight. The aircraft crashed.

Sources:
» TPAPL
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» WCAA


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