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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Montag 9 Dezember 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed L-1649A Starliner
Fluggesellschaft:Fly by Night Safaris
Kennzeichen: N7314C
Werknummer: 1016
Baujahr: 1957
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 96
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 104
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), USA
Flug nach:?
Prior to departure from Las Vegas (LAS), the airplane was erroneously serviced with jet fuel. On takeoff the Starliner became airborne prior to V2 speed. A partial loss of power forced the pilot to carry out a belly landing. Parts of the propellers broke of as they contact the runway. Fragments punctured the fuselage.

Probable Cause:

personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improperly serviced aircraft (ground crew)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel contamination-exclusive of water in fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel grade-improper
pilot in command - premature lift-off
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up



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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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