Accident Convair CV-240-0 N741J,
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Date:Friday 20 February 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-240-0
Owner/operator:Jet International
Registration: N741J
MSN: 146
Year of manufacture:1949
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (LFI) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Richmond International Airport (Byrd Field), VA (RIC/KRIC)
Destination airport:Linden Airport, NJ (LDJ/KLDJ)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Convair was flown with numerous maintenance discrepancies. Because of landing gear locking problems, the crew decided to carry out an emergency belly landing at Langley AFB. The aircraft belly landed there on a foamed runway.

personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
airframe - landing gear: gear locking mechanism
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up
miscellaneous acts,conditions - landed on foamed runway

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: IAD70AI046
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


NTSB id IAD70AI046

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
26 August 1953 N94269 American Airlines 0 Michigan City, IN sub
Mid-air collision


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