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Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:Friday 9 March 1973
Time:20:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic HF20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet
Operator:Golden West Airlines
Registration: N320MC
C/n / msn: 1034
First flight: 1968-08-28 (4 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), United States of America
Destination airport:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), United States of America
Narrative:
Wheels up landing; pilot failed to lower the gear on approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to extend landing gear
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use

Classification:
Wheel(s) up landing

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of MBB-HFB-320-Hansa-Jet-N320MC
accident date: 09-03-1973
type: MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet
registration: N320MC
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Diego International Airport, CA to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 485 km (303 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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