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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 28 October 1987
Time:07:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-640
Operator:SMB Stage Line
Registration: N3411
C/n / msn: 31
First flight: 1952
Total airframe hrs:44764
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 542
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bartlesville, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK (OKC/KOKC), United States of America
Narrative:
Both engines quit at FL140; an emergency belly landing on a SOD runway. The aircraft slid off the runway and collided with trees. The accident happened because the crew forgot they crossfed both engines on the right fuel tank, which eventually became exhausted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Gear extension .. improper use of .. pilot in command
1 engine
All engines
Fluid,fuel .. starvation
Fuel tank selector position .. inattentive .. pilot in command
Emergency procedure .. improper .. pilot in command
Crew/group coordination .. improper .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Terrain condition .. ditch
Electrical system .. deteriorated
Checklist .. inadequate .. company/operator management
In-flight planning/decision .. improper .. pilot in command"

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: FTW88MA021
Download report: Summary report

Classification:

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/89 (#17)


Photos

photo of Convair CV-640 N3411
N3411 later moved to SMB Stage Line
photo of Convair CV-640 N3411
N3411 moved to SMB Stage Line in 1982
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Map
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 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK as the crow flies is 1107 km (692 miles).

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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