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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Datum:zaterdag 1 maart 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N94213
Constructienummer: 23
Bouwjaar: 1948
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:New Haven Airport, CT (HVN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New Haven Airport, CT (HVN/KHVN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bridgeport Airport, CT (BDR/KBDR), Verenigde Staten
The gear was retracted before the aircraft had lifted off, causing the aircraft to slide on its belly. A small fire in the nacelle of the no. 1 engine was extinguished.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper technique of the captain resulting in the unintentional retraction of the landing gear prior to V 1 speed, which was made possible by a malfunctioning left gear safety switch. A contributing factor was inadequate inspection by the carrier."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (100-102)


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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 New Haven Airport, CT en Bridgeport Airport, CT bedraagt 23 km (14 miles).

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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