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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 2 julio 1970
Hora:10:48
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Operador:Jetco Aviation International
Registración: N21CK
Numéro de série: SH.1858
Año de Construcción: 1969
Horas Totales de la Célula:701
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Potomac River, WA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 106
Descripción:
The Skyvan approached runway 15 in fog at 700-800 feet when about 0,5 mile out. With an already steep approach, the nose suddenly pitched down to 45 degrees. The aircraft struck the water, cartwheeled onto the right wingtip and sank in 12-15 feet deep water, 1800 feet short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of effective elevator control due to the forward shift of improperly secured cargo when the aircraft was placed in a steep nosedown attitude during a landing approach in reduced visibility conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 195 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-71-06
Download report: Final report

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Washington-National Airport, DC as the crow flies is 340 km (212 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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