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Last updated: 23 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 28 November 1991
Time:14:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240D (T-29)
Operator:Rhoades International
Registration: N450GA
C/n / msn: 52-83
First flight: 1955
Total airframe hrs:18528
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:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 374 m (1227 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), United States of America
Destination airport:Columbus-Port Columbus International Airport, OH (CMH/KCMH), United States of America
Narrative:
The Convair climbed to 200 feet when one of the engines emitted smoke. The pilot tried to make a forced landing in a field, but struck electrical wires and a fence, before crashing in flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The use of an improper grade of fuel, which was approved by the captain and resulted in a loss of engine power during climbout and an in flight collision with terrain."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: NYC92LA037
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#66)
» NTSB
» Scramble 153


Photos

photo of Convair-CV-240D-N450GA
accident date: 28-11-1991
type: Convair CV-240D (T-29)
registration: N450GA
 

Map
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 Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH to Columbus-Port Columbus International Airport, OH as the crow flies is 158 km (99 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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