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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 20 March 1968
Time:20:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-38
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N4820C
MSN: 152
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Evansville, IN (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV/KEVV), United States of America
Narrative:
A no. 1 engine failure caused the crew to make a single engine landing at Evansville in rain and low ceiling conditions. The pilot aborted the go-around he had initiated and crash-landed. An exhaust valve failure in the no.15 cylinder caused the engine failure. The pilot misjudged speed and distance while landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
powerplant - engine structure: cylinder assembly
miscellaneous acts, conditions - material failure
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0015


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accident date: 20-03-1968
type: Convair CV-340-38
registration: N4820C
photo of Convair-CV-340-38-N4820C
accident date: 20-03-1968
type: Convair CV-340-38
registration: N4820C
photo of Convair-CV-340-38-N4820C
accident date: 20-03-1968
type: Convair CV-340-38
registration: N4820C
photo of Convair-CV-340-38-N4820C
accident date: 20-03-1968
type: Convair CV-340-38
registration: N4820C
 
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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