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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:mercredi 12 avril 1944
Type/Sous-type:Budd RB-1 Conestoga
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: NX37097
Numéro de série: 002
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:14
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Aéroport de départ:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The Budd RB-1 Conestoga cargo plane was undergoing trial flights at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Takeoff was started using full flaps and standard takeoff power for the plane. It was airborne after a run of about 3000 feet and the wheels were immediately retracted, but take-off power was maintained in an effort to gain altitude. The crew then attempted to raise the flaps in stages but the flap indicator remained in the full flap position and the trim of the did not change. The flap switch was then put alternately in the neutral and up position, but the flaps still did not retract.
The climb at full throttle was not sufficient to clear the trees and upsloping terrain ahead and therefore a crash landing was made in the trees.
Distance from the point of takeoff to the scene of the crash is about 9,130 feet and the tree tops in the vicinity of the crash were 85 feet higher above sea level than the runway.

» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
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photo of Budd-RB-1-Conestoga-NX37097
accident date: 12-04-1944
type: Budd RB-1 Conestoga
registration: NX37097


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