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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 4 juni 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair C-131E (CV-440)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Command Aviation
Registratie: N121CA
Constructienummer: 342
Bouwjaar: 1956
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK (DLG) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK (DLG/PADL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
The crew had to return to the airport due to a no. 2 engine failure. The prop was feathered and a circuit was flown with flaps and gear down.
The aircraft overshot the turn to final approach, porpoised three times and struck trees, 0,5 miles short of runway 01.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - exhaust system: stacks
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
powerplant - powerplant-instruments: power indicators
powerplant - propeller and accessories: governors
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overheated
miscellaneous acts,conditions - erratic
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine



photo of Convair-C-131E-N121CA
accident date: 04-06-1981
type: Convair C-131E (CV-440)
registration: N121CA

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK en Anchorage International Airport, AK bedraagt 523 km (327 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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