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Last updated: 28 February 2021
Datum:Sonntag 17 Oktober 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:United Airlines
Kennzeichen: N37519
Werknummer: 43008/46
Baujahr: 1947
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Huntsville-Madison County Airport, AL (HSV) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Huntsville-Madison County Airport, AL (HSV/KHSV), USA
Flug nach:?
After accelerating through the V1 speed during takeoff the captain raised the nosewheel from the runway. Suddenly the nose undercarriage retracted and the aircraft sank back, contacting the runway with its nose. The captain retarded the throttles and the plane slid to a stop 272 feet beyond the runway end.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Premature retraction of the nosewheel assembly during the takeoff roll for an undetermined reason."

» NTSB File 1-0078


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