ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-749A Constellation N65 Tachikawa AFB
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 15 August 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operator:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registration: N65
MSN: 2648
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tachikawa AFB (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Aerial Work (Calibration, Photo)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
An engine-out, no-boost landing was made due to a hydraulic system leak. The aircraft swerved, causing the landing gear to collapse.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - improper operation of brakes and/or flight controls
systems - flight control systems: flight control boost systems, hydraulic
systems - hydraulic system: reservoir,lines,fittings
miscellaneous acts, conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts, conditions - improper emergency procedures

» NTSB File # 2-0874


photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-N65
accident date: 15-08-1966
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: N65
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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