ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation N6906C Miami, FL
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 3 April 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Operator:Aircraft Airframe Inc
Registration: N6906C
MSN: 4020
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miami, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Damaged beyond repair after the right undercarriage retracted whilst taxiing. Hydraulic pressure was lost for undetermined reasons. The aircraft was withdrawn from use and finally broken up in 1974.

Probable Cause:

airframe - landing gear: normal retraction/extension assembly
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure

Hydraulic system problem
Damaged on the ground



photo of Lockheed-L-1049-Super-Constellation-N6906C
accident date: 03-04-1973
type: Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
registration: N6906C


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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