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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 21 mars 1978
Heure:01:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-38
Compagnie:Florida Aircraft Leasing
Immatriculation: N4807C
Numéro de série: 84
Année de Fabrication: 1953
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Elma, IA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Saint Louis (unknown airport), MO, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airport/Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN (MSP/KMSP), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Engine no. 2 caught fire while enroute at 6000 feet. The crew initiated an emergency descent, during which the engine separated from its mountings. An emergency landing was carried out near Elma. The master and connecting rods had failed, leading to an oil fire in the engine.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - engine structure: master and connecting rods
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
miscellaneous acts,conditions - oil exhaustion-engine lubrication system
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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photo of Convair-CV-340-38-N4807C
accident date: 21-03-1978
type: Convair CV-340-38
registration: N4807C
 
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