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Last updated: 18 June 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 8 April 1987
Zeit:17:32
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:Southern Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N517SJ
Werknummer: 4558
Baujahr: 1974
Betriebsstunden:17027
Triebwerk: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), USA
Flug nach:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), USA
Flugnummer: 517
Unfallbericht:
The Hercules aircraft took off from Travis AFB at 14:45 for the second of a series of local training flights. Approaches and practice landings were carried out at McClellan AFB before returning to Travis. A runway 21L ILS approach and full stop landing were to be made by a 1st officer candidate. A balked landing forced the captain to take over the controls and initiate a go-around. The no. 1 and no. 2 engines both decelerated when throttles were advanced. The aircraft then banked left and struck the airport perimeter fence in a nose-low and steep left-wing low attitude.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate Southern Air Transport engine maintenance which allowed the accumulation of oil residues in the engine compressor sections until two engines were incapable of responding to rapid demands for increased power. Contributing to the accident was the continuation of the go-around by the captain after power had been lost from two engines and the movement of the flap handle to the flaps retracted position during the go-around."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-88-03-SUM
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Letter 246
» NTSB/AAR-88/03/SUM


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photo of Lockheed-L-100-30-Hercules-ZS-RSE
accident date: 08-04-1987
type: Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
registration: ZS-RSE
 

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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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