Accident
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 5 februari 1996
Tijd:09:50 MST
Type:Convair C-131E (CV-440)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Business Air Connection
Registratie: N131T
Constructienummer: 338
Bouwjaar: 1956
Aantal vlieguren:18715
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16-103 Double Wasp
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 1km SE of Saint Johns Municipal Airport, AZ (SJN) (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Johns Municipal Airport, AZ (SJN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX (BRO/KBRO), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
While trying to take off from runway 14 (5323 feet long) the Convair lifted off and remained in ground effect with an excessive nose high attitude.
The aircraft struck the perimeter fence, a barrier wall and power lines. The power lines were dragged through a residential area; the aircraft then crashed in a pasture and caught fire. The aircraft was carrying medical and fire equipment, six 55gal. drums of oil, sheets of plywood, two rollaway tool cabinets, spare parts a GPU and lead acid batteries to Chetumal (Mexico).
The aircraft was being flown under a ferry permit, which didn't allow cargo or passengers to be carried. The pilot had just 8 hours time on type.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate pre-flight planning and preparation by the first pilot (PIC), his failure to ensure the aircraft was properly loaded within limitations, his failure to use proper flaps for takeoff, his failure to use ADI (Antidetonation Injection) assisted takeoff, and his resultant failure to attain sufficient airspeed to climb after takeoff. Factors relating to the accident were: the high density altitude, and the PIC's lack of experience in the make and model of airplane."

Bronnen:
» Air Safety Week 11.03.1996 (p. 6)
» Haagsche Crt. 09.02.1995
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/96 (#24)
» NTSB id LAX96FA106
» Scramble 202 (p.49)
» Scramble 205


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Saint Johns Municipal Airport, AZ en Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX bedraagt 1483 km (927 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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