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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 26 April 1962
Time:12:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operator:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registration: N116A
C/n / msn: 2611
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:41481
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Canton Island Airport (CIS) (   Kiribati)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Constellation plane was being used to train the co-pilot in various manoeuvres and flight configurations prior to being tested for an ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Rating) and to train a flight maintenance technician as a flight engineer. The aircraft crashed while carrying out a go-around at Topham Field, Canton Island.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control during an attempted go-around following initial touchdown, as a result of an undetected reversal of No.4 propeller."

Sources:
» CAB Accident Report File No. 2-0564
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (52-57)


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