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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 20 März 1968
Zeit:20:07
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-38
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N4820C
Werknummer: 152
Baujahr: 1954
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 39
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Evansville, IN (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV/KEVV), USA
Unfallbericht:
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

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB File 1-0015


Fotos

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
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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