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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Datum:donderdag 19 november 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Connie Kalitta Services
Registratie: N10AS
Constructienummer: 3596
Aantal vlieguren:15800
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-1-101
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Saint Clair Shores, MI (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET/KDET), Verenigde Staten
While enroute to home base after delivery of revenue cargo, the pilot experienced a total loss of engine power in both engines due to fuel exhaustion. The pilot performed emergency procedures and set the aircraft up for a forced landing in a grassy field on the edge of a lake. The aircraft initially impacted a tree and the rocky berm of the shoreline. The contact with the berm caused the landing gear to break off, the aircraft swerved around and skidded backwards before coming to a rest about 150 feet from the lakeshore. Post accident investigation revealed less than 2 gallons of fuel in each wing tank.

The aircraft, a Volpar Turboliner II cargo plane, was a stretched turbine conversion of a Beechcraft SNB-5 Navigator (Redesignated TC-45J in 1962) that was operated by the US Navy.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:
planning/decision..poor..pilot in command

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: CHI88FA024
Download report: Summary report



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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 Newark Airport, NJ en Detroit City Airport, MI bedraagt 754 km (472 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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