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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 17 September 1975
Time:12:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-4
Operator:Asiatic International Airways
Registration: N8329C
C/n / msn: 110
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:400 m off Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP) (   Singapore)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL), Singapore
Destination airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL), Singapore
Narrative:
During a test flight the no. 1 engine failed. After shutting it down, the crew tried to return to Seletar Airport. The no. 2 engine cut out three times intermittently while returning. The crew was forced to ditch the Convair in 8 m of water in the Straits of Johore, some 400 m short of runway 20. No maintenance was recorded since the aircraft arrived at 15 May 1975.

Classification:

Ditching

Sources:
» Aviation News 17 October 1975
» NTSB


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