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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 20 agosto 1971
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Operador:Allegheny Airlines
Registración: N5844
Numéro de série: 43
Año de Construcción: 1952
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 50
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 53
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV (PKB/KPKB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Estados Unidos de América
On touchdown there appeared to be a problem with the right main landing gear. When the pilot aborted the landing and took off again, the wheels separated from the right gear. Upon landing on runway 28R, the aircraft turned to the right due to the drag on the right gear stub and the left gear collapsed.
A shear failure of the single upper bearing lock pin had ultimately caused the failure of the torque links, permitting the lower unit to separate.

Probable Cause:

airframe - landing gear: main gear-shock absorbing assy,struts,attachments,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure



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Distance from Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV to Pittsburgh International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 163 km (102 miles).

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