ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-240-27 N357T Hampton, GA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 7 March 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-27
Operator:Dodita Air Cargo
Registration: N357T
MSN: 340
First flight: 1953
Total airframe hrs:16331
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hampton, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Griffin-Spalding County Airport, GA, United States of America
Destination airport:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS), United States of America
Shortly after the takeoff from Griffin, the airplane would not achieve a normal climb rate. The engine temperature started to rise as the pilot increased climb power. The right engine was shut down. Since the pilot could not maintain level or a climb attitude, he selected an open field for a forced landing. During the approach for the forced landing, the pilot realized that the landing gear handle would not operate, and he was not sure of the landing gear position. The airplane touched down in the open field, and rolled about 700 feet before the gear collapsed. The pilot later failed to demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge in emergency procedures and surrendered his type rating for this aircraft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A partial loss of power on one engine for undetermined reason(s), and the pilot's failure to follow aircraft emergency procedures. A factor was inadequate transition/upgrade training. "

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ATL97LA047
Download report: Summary report

Flightcrew un(der)qualified

Forced landing outside airport

» NTSB Id. ATL97LA047


photo of Convair-CV-240-27-N357T
accident date: 07-03-1997
type: Convair CV-240-27
registration: N357T
photo of Convair-CV-240-27-N87981
accident date: 07-03-1997
type: Convair CV-240-27
registration: N87981
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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