ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-240-0 N741J Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (LFI)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 20 February 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Operator:Jet International
Registration: N741J
MSN: 146
First flight: 1949
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (LFI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Richmond International Airport (Byrd Field), VA (RIC/KRIC), United States of America
Destination airport:Linden Airport, NJ (LDJ/KLDJ), United States of America
The Convair was flown with numerous maintenance discrepancies. Because of landing gear locking problems, the crew decided to carry out an emergency belly landing at Langley AFB. The aircraft belly landed there on a foamed runway.

Probable Cause:

personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
airframe - landing gear: gear locking mechanism
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up
miscellaneous acts,conditions - landed on foamed runway

» NTSB id IAD70AI046


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Distance from Richmond International Airport (Byrd Field), VA to Linden Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 433 km (271 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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