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Last updated: 18 June 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 4 avril 1997
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Compagnie:Custom Air Service
Immatriculation: N83FA
Numéro de série: 5/10365
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:50558
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Griffin-Spalding County Airport, GA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Aéroport de départ:Griffin-Spalding County Airport, GA, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Americus-Souther Field Airport, GA (KACJ), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
An IFR flight plan was filed by the crew for a flight to Americus, GA to pick up a load of automobile parts for transfer to Rockford, IL.
During the airplane's takeoff roll on runway 14, a witness noted that the color of the no. 1 engine exhaust flame changed from blue to yellow, accompanied by an audible change in the engine power level. The nose of the airplane yawed left and the left wing dipped. This occurred when the airplane was about 3/4 down the 3,700 foot runway. The Carvair overran the runway, ran across Zebulon Road and slammed into the vacant Piggly Wiggly building near the Spalding Square parking lot and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's inadequate procedures, during a rejected takeoff following a possible engine malfunction at a critical time in the takeoff, and the second pilot's physical impairment. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: ATL97FA057
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB Identification: ATL97FA057
» Cargo Airplane Strikes Building During Rejected Takeoff


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