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Last updated: 23 September 2018
Datum:Samstag 30 April 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair C-131F (CV-340)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 141010
Werknummer: 293
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP/KNIP), USA
Flug nach:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Kuba
A Convair C-131F military transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into shallow water while on an emergency approach to Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP). All six crew members and fourteen of the fifteen passengers were killed.
The airplane had just taken off from Jacksonville NAS, FL on a regular biweekly personnel flight to Guantánamo NAS (NBW) when the no. 1 engine caught fire. The crew circled to return to the air station. The airplane struck shallow water about 125 yards from the end of the runway.

» The Palm Beach Post - May 2, 1983


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jacksonville NAS, FL to Guantánamo NAS as the crow flies is 1312 km (820 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Convair CV-340

  • 311 built
  • 19th loss
  • 9th Fataler Unfall
  • 5th worst accident
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