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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 15 Mai 1982
Zeit:13:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Fluggesellschaft:Clayton V. Curtis
Kennzeichen: N40445
Werknummer: 14230
Baujahr: 1952
Betriebsstunden:43000
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Madera, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Madera Municipal Airport, CA (MAE/KMAE), USA
Flug nach:Casper Airport, WY (CPR/KCPR), USA
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft landed in a wheat field while returning to the airport, after the no. 2 engine failed at 300 feet. on climbout.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
lubricating system,oil line .. cracked
maintenance .. improper .. other person
fluid,oil .. starvation
engine assembly,master rod .. failure,total
emergency procedure .. not followed .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
lack of familiarity with aircraft .. pilot in command
terrain condition .. crop
object .. Fence

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: LAX82FA174
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Martin-4-0-4-N40445
accident date: 15-05-1982
type: Martin 4-0-4
registration: N40445
 

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 Madera Municipal Airport, CA to Casper Airport, WY as the crow flies is 1325 km (828 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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