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Last updated: 22 January 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 8 octobre 1987
Heure:22:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner II
Compagnie:Connie Kalitta Services
Immatriculation: N9231
Numéro de série: 3829
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:18702
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-1-101
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG/KCVG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The Volpar Turboliner II cargo plane took off from Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM), bound for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG).
After takeoff the pilot was told by the Tower controller that the tail stand, used to prevent aircraft from tipping on tail when loaded, was still attached to the aircraft. The pilot requested a teardrop turn back to the departure runway. The aircraft was returning to runway 36R when it stalled. Recovery was attempted but the aircraft impacted the ground prior to completion of level off. The aircraft was 379 lb over maximum takeoff weight and cg was at least 3 inch forward of the limit. No record of a load manifest was found.
The pilot in command had low PIC experience and received 2.7 documented flight hours with the operator's instructor pilot including his 135 competency check ride of 1.1 hours. The operator's initial training certification showed 5 hours of flight training.

The aircraft, a Volpar Turboliner II cargo plane, was a stretched turbine conversion of a Beechcraft SNB-5 Navigator (Redesignated TC-45J in 1962) that was operated by the US Navy.

Probable Cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
airspeed(vs)..not maintained..pilot in command
stall..inadvertent..pilot in command
Contributing Factors:
aircraft preflight..inadequate..pilot in command
aircraft weight and balance..not performed..pilot in command
lack of total experience in type of aircraft..pilot in command
inadequate initial training..company/operator management
diverted attention..pilot in command

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: ATL88FA007
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Volpar-Turboliner-II-N9231
accident date: 08-10-1987
type: Volpar Turboliner II
registration: N9231
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Memphis International Airport, TN et Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY est de 644 km (402 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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