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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Saturday 30 May 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-17
Operator:Trans Florida Airlines
Registration: N87949
C/n / msn: 202
First flight: 1950
Total airframe hrs:18581
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
Convair CV-240 N87949 was engaged in a training flight out of Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN), Puerto Rico.
During a touch and go exercise, the trainee copilot lifted the landing gear handle, thinking it was the flap handle. The left hand main gear and nose landing gear collapsed. The plane settled onto the runway and skidded.

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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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