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Last updated: 3 March 2021
Datum:zondag 17 oktober 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Airlines
Registratie: N37519
Constructienummer: 43008/46
Bouwjaar: 1947
Aantal vlieguren:46423
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Huntsville-Madison County Airport, AL (HSV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Huntsville-Madison County Airport, AL (HSV/KHSV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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