Crash-aerien 05 FEB 1996 d'un Convair C-131E (CV-440) N131T - Saint Johns Municipal Airport, AZ (SJN)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:lundi 5 fvrier 1996
Heure:09:50 MST
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair C-131E (CV-440)
Compagnie:Business Air Connection
Immatriculation: N131T
Numéro de série: 338
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Heures de vol:18715
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16-103 Double Wasp
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 1km SE of Saint Johns Municipal Airport, AZ (SJN) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Saint Johns Municipal Airport, AZ (SJN/KSJN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX (BRO/KBRO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
While trying to take off from runway 14 (5323 feet long) the Convair lifted off and remained in ground effect with an excessive nose high attitude.
The aircraft struck the perimeter fence, a barrier wall and power lines. The power lines were dragged through a residential area; the aircraft then crashed in a pasture and caught fire. The aircraft was carrying medical and fire equipment, six 55gal. drums of oil, sheets of plywood, two rollaway tool cabinets, spare parts a GPU and lead acid batteries to Chetumal (Mexico).
The aircraft was being flown under a ferry permit, which didn't allow cargo or passengers to be carried. The pilot had just 8 hours time on type.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate pre-flight planning and preparation by the first pilot (PIC), his failure to ensure the aircraft was properly loaded within limitations, his failure to use proper flaps for takeoff, his failure to use ADI (Antidetonation Injection) assisted takeoff, and his resultant failure to attain sufficient airspeed to climb after takeoff. Factors relating to the accident were: the high density altitude, and the PIC's lack of experience in the make and model of airplane."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 242 days (8 months)
Accident number: LAX96FA106
Download report: Summary report

» Air Safety Week 11 March 1996 (p. 6)
» Haagsche Crt. 09.02.1995
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/96 (#24)
» NTSB id LAX96FA106
» Scramble 202 (p.49)
» Scramble 205


photo of Convair-C-131E-N131T
accident date: 05-02-1996
type: Convair C-131E (CV-440)
registration: N131T

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 Saint Johns Municipal Airport, AZ et Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX est de 1483 km (927 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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