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Last updated: 22 June 2021
Datum:Samstag 24 Mai 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Fluggesellschaft:Charles Clay
Kennzeichen: N300GR
Werknummer: 115
Baujahr: 1948
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Daytona Beach, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Daytona Beach-Spruce Creek Airport, FL, USA
Flug nach:Santo Domingo (unknown airport), Dominikanische Republik
The Convair CV-240 was 7353 lb over the maximum gross weight when it departed Daytona Beach. In addition, the crew were aware of the fact that the oil lines of the plane were 15 years old. During takeoff, the no. 2 engine caught fire. The pilot continued the takeoff and initiated a left turn, followed by a steep right turn. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine



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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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