ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-1049E Super Constellation N9719C Ardmore, OK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 20 September 1965
Time:00:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049E Super Constellation
Operator:American Flyers Airline
Registration: N9719C
MSN: 4574
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ardmore, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ardmore (unknown airport), OK, United States of America
Narrative:
The Super Constellation failed to decelerate, hydroplaned, ran off the runway and collided with a ditch before coming to rest. The aircraft was on a 3-engine ferry flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - poorly planned approach
pilot in command - misused or failed to use flaps
miscellaneous acts, conditions - thrust-unable to reverse
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
miscellaneous acts, conditions - windshield,dirty,foggy,etc.-restricted vision
weather briefing - unknown/not reported
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0076


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