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Last updated: 22 June 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 24 mei 1980
Tijd:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Charles Clay
Registratie: N300GR
Constructienummer: 115
Bouwjaar: 1948
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Daytona Beach, FL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Daytona Beach-Spruce Creek Airport, FL, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Santo Domingo (unknown airport), Dominicaanse Republiek
Beschrijving:
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:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
FACTORS:
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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