ASN Aircraft accident Convair C-131F (CV-340) 141010 Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP)
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Date:Saturday 30 April 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair C-131F (CV-340)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 141010
MSN: 293
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 7 m (23 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP/KNIP), United States of America
Destination airport:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
A Convair C-131F military transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into shallow water while on an emergency approach to Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP). All six crew members and fourteen of the fifteen passengers were killed.
The airplane had just taken off from Jacksonville NAS, FL on a regular biweekly personnel flight to Guantánamo NAS (NBW) when the no. 1 engine caught fire. The crew circled to return to the air station. The airplane struck shallow water about 125 yards from the end of the runway.

» The Palm Beach Post - May 2, 1983


photo of Convair-C-131F-141010
accident date: 30-04-1983
type: Convair C-131F (CV-340)
registration: 141010

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 Jacksonville NAS, FL to Guantánamo NAS as the crow flies is 1312 km (820 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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