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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 24 September 1973
Time:00:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:Holy Nation of Islam Inc
Registration: N566E
C/n / msn: 4838
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gary Regional Airport, IN (GYY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kansas City (unknown airport), MO, United States of America
Destination airport:Gary Regional Airport, IN (GYY/KGYY), United States of America
Narrative:
The co-pilot carried out the landing at Gary Airport, but didn't level off properly causing a heavy landing. The left main gear collapsed and a fire broke out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
copilot - improper level off
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Classification:


Sources:
» NTSB


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