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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 23 julio 1965
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440
Operador:Allegheny Airlines
Registración: N8415H
Numéro de série: 125
Año de Construcción: 1953
Horas Totales de la Célula:26266
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 40
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) ENE of Montoursville, PA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport, PA (IPT/KIPT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, PA (AVP/KAVP), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 604
The Convair was turning back to the airport with the no. 2 engine on fire and the prop feathered when it struck the crest of a ridge, 600 feet above runway elevation. The aircraft was on a flight from Pittsburgh to Newark via Dubois, Phillipsburg, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Failure of the crew to implement proper procedures for an engine failure on take-off.

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (161-167)
» WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura


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Distance from Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport, PA to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 100 km (62 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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