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Status:
Date:Saturday 29 February 1964
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Operator:Mohawk Airlines
Registration: N472M
MSN: 14234
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM/KBGM), United States of America
Narrative:
After landing, the pilot by mistake retrackted the landing gear. The airplane sustained substantial damage. All occupants survived the crash.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
PILOT IN COMMAND - INADVERTENTLY RETRACTED GEAR

Classification:
Premature gear retraction on take-off
Runway mishap

Sources:
» www.nytimes.com
» NTSB


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Distance from Newark Airport, NJ to Binghamton Airport, NY as the crow flies is 225 km (140 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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