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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Friday 27 August 1971
Time:03:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner
Operator:Chicago & Southern Airlines
Registration: N351V
C/n / msn: AF-295
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fairview Park, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, United States of America
Narrative:
The Volpar Turboliner suffered a loss of power on the no. 1 engine shortly after takeoff. The aircraft stalled and crashed.
It appeared that the forward cg limit had been exceeded by 6.36 inch.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits

Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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