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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 4 September 1978
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-8
Operator:Mission Air Lift Inc
Registration: N7177B
C/n / msn: 38
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Clewiston, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Clewiston-Airglades Airport, FL, United States of America
Destination airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), United States of America
Narrative:
A forced landing was performed after an engine failed during climbout.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - water in fuel
FACTORS:
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
pilot in command - exercised poor judgment
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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