ASN Aircraft accident Howard 350 N350Q Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 18 August 1970
Type:Howard 350
Operator:Aviation Equipment Corp. of America
Registration: N350Q
MSN: 5892
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL (KBKV), United States of America
Destination airport:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
The landing gear retracted on landing at Opa-locka Airport, Florida. A post-impact fire erupted, causing substantial damage.
The crew stated that the gear was lowered prior to touchdown but the gear handle was found in the up position.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.

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Distance from Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL to Opa-locka Airport, FL as the crow flies is 355 km (222 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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