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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 3 April 1973
Time:14:20
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
C/n / msn: 4020
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miami, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
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 The aircraft was withdrawn from use and finally broken up in 1974.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:

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

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB


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