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Last updated: 22 January 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 8 oktober 1987
Tijd:22:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Connie Kalitta Services
Registratie: N9231
Constructienummer: 3829
Bouwjaar:
Aantal vlieguren:18702
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-1-101
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG/KCVG), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

Bronnen:
» NTSB


Foto's

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

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Memphis International Airport, TN en Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY bedraagt 644 km (402 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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