ASN Aircraft accident Convair VT-29B (CV-240) N155PA Trenton-Mercer County Airport, NJ (TTN)
ASN logo

Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 19 June 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair VT-29B (CV-240)
Operator:Combs Airways
Registration: N155PA
MSN: 322
First flight: 1953
Total airframe hrs:16900
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Trenton-Mercer County Airport, NJ (TTN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Trenton-Mercer County Airport, NJ (TTN/KTTN), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), United States of America
The crew tried to return after a no. 1 engine failure. The Convair struck the ground and caught fire. Takeoff was attempted without using water injection, as was the company's policy. The aircraft came to rest 5280 feet past runway 24, 2000 feet left of the extended centreline.

Probable Cause:

"Throttle/power control .. improper use of .. pilot in command
Engine assembly, blower/impeller/integral supercharger .. failure,total
Object .. tree(s)
Information unclear .. company/operator management
Terrain condition .. rough/uneven"

» Aviation Letter 238
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/88 (#15)
» Location of Commercial Aircraft Accidents/Incidents Relative to Runways / FAA, Office of Safety Oversight (DOT/FAA/AOV 90-1)


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

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 Trenton-Mercer County Airport, NJ to Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI as the crow flies is 740 km (463 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.
languages: languages


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314