Vliegtuigongeval op 22 AUG 1962 met Martin 4-0-4 N40401 - Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:woensdag 22 augustus 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Piedmont Airlines
Registratie: N40401
Constructienummer: 14101
Aantal vlieguren:20260
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), Verenigde Staten
The Martin 4-0-4 was engaged in a local training flight out of Wilmington (ILM). Upon landing the airplane swerved off the runway, causing substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Unwanted propeller reversal during a critical phase of landing caused by malfunction of the propeller low pitch stop lever assembly, resulting from foreign matter in the servo valve control."

» NTSB File 1-0057


photo of Martin-4-0-4-N40401
accident date: 22-08-1962
type: Martin 4-0-4
registration: N40401


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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