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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 26 April 1962
Time:12:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operator:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registration: N116A
MSN: 2611
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:41481
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Canton Island Airport (CIS) (   Kiribati)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Constellation plane was being used to train the co-pilot in various manoeuvres and flight configurations prior to being tested for an ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Rating) and to train a flight maintenance technician as a flight engineer. The aircraft crashed while carrying out a go-around at Topham Field, Canton Island.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control during an attempted go-around following initial touchdown, as a result of an undetected reversal of No.4 propeller."

Sources:
» CAB Accident Report File No. 2-0564
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (52-57)


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photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-N116A
accident date: 26-04-1962
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: N116A
 
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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