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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 15 Oktober 1972
Zeit:11:27
Flugzeugtyp:Howard 350
Fluggesellschaft:Mar Pon Inc.
Kennzeichen: N361MC
Werknummer: 5275
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flug nach:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Howard 350, N361MC, was destroyed in a landing accident at Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL).
The pilot inadvertently retracted the landing gear after touchdown. The left wing fuel tank ruptured and a post-impact fire erupted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadvertently retracted gear

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Distance from Newark Airport, NJ to Philadelphia International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 128 km (80 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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