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Last updated: 16 December 2019
Datum:Freitag 20 Februar 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Fluggesellschaft:Jet International
Kennzeichen: N741J
Werknummer: 146
Baujahr: 1949
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (LFI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Richmond International Airport (Byrd Field), VA (RIC/KRIC), USA
Flug nach:Linden Airport, NJ (LDJ/KLDJ), USA
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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