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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Date:Sunday 16 December 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-62
Operator:Air Resorts Airlines
Registration: N44828
MSN: 468
First flight: 1958
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jasper-Walker County Airport, AL (JFX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), United States of America
Destination airport:Oxford-University Airport, MS (UOX/KUOX), United States of America
Flightnumber: 953
After climbout, at 6000 feet, the no. 2 engine showed rapid power loss and the rpm increased out of control to 3100rpm. This was reduced to 2100rpm; feathering was impossible, so the crew tried to make an emergency landing at Walker County. The no. 2 engine caught fire when on downwind for runway 09. Shortly after the engine was stopped, the injection water for the no. 1 engine was exhausted. The engine began backfiring, so an immediate landing was made on runway 27. The right hand main gear tires failed after touchdown, so the Convair veered off the right side of the runway and hit a ditch, causing the gear to collapse.

Probable Cause:

"Engine assembly .. fire
Landing gear,tire .. failure,total
Engine assembly .. failure, total
Terrain condition .. ditch
Engine assembly, connecting rod .. failure, total
Directional control .. not possible
Engine assembly, piston .. failure, total
Ground loop/swerve .. uncontrolled
Landing gear, tire .. overtemperature
Propeller feathering .. not possible"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-85-02-SUM
Download report: Final report

Runway excursion

» NTSB Id DCA85AA006


photo of Convair-CV-440-62-N44828
accident date: 16-12-1984
type: Convair CV-440-62
registration: N44828

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Birmingham Airport, AL to Oxford-University Airport, MS as the crow flies is 270 km (169 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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