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Last updated: 18 January 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 4 April 1997
Zeit:00:16
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Fluggesellschaft:Custom Air Service
Kennzeichen: N83FA
Werknummer: 5/10365
Baujahr: 1944
Betriebsstunden:50558
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Griffin-Spalding County Airport, GA (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Griffin-Spalding County Airport, GA, USA
Flug nach:Americus-Souther Field Airport, GA (KACJ), USA
Unfallbericht:
An IFR flight plan was filed by the crew for a flight to Americus, GA to pick up a load of automobile parts for transfer to Rockford, IL.
During the airplane's takeoff roll on runway 14, a witness noted that the color of the no. 1 engine exhaust flame changed from blue to yellow, accompanied by an audible change in the engine power level. The nose of the airplane yawed left and the left wing dipped. This occurred when the airplane was about 3/4 down the 3,700 foot runway. The Carvair overran the runway, ran across Zebulon Road and slammed into the vacant Piggly Wiggly building near the Spalding Square parking lot and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's inadequate procedures, during a rejected takeoff following a possible engine malfunction at a critical time in the takeoff, and the second pilot's physical impairment. "

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: ATL97FA057
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB Identification: ATL97FA057
» Cargo Airplane Strikes Building During Rejected Takeoff


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photo of Aviation-Traders-ATL-98-Carvair-N83FA
accident date: 04-04-1997
type: Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
registration: N83FA
photo of Aviation-Traders-ATL-98-Carvair-N83FA
accident date: 04-04-1997
type: Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
registration: N83FA
 
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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