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Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 9 Januar 1975
Zeit:18:36
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair T-29D (CV-240)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 52-5826
Werknummer: 52-25
Baujahr: 1954
Betriebsstunden:14473
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6,5 km (4.1 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Newport News, VA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Meridian-Key Field, MS (MEI/KMEI), USA
Flug nach:Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (LFI/KLFI), USA
Flugnummer: M32
Unfallbericht:
A USAF Convair T-29D (52-5826) was returning from Meridian when it approached Langley AFB at night. At the same time a Cavalier Flyers Cessna 150H light aircraft, N50430, was in the area. Both aircraft were on a collision course but due to the reduced nighttime conspicuity of Cessna against a background of city lights, the USAF crew did not see the plane. Both aircraft collided at 1500 feet and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The human limitation inherent in the see-and-avoid concept, which can be critical in a terminal area with a combination of controlled and uncontrolled traffic. A possible contributing factor was the reduced nighttime conspicuity of the Cessna against a background of city lights."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 160 days (5 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-75-10
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Informationsquelle:
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Meridian-Key Field, MS to Hampton-Langley AFB, VA as the crow flies is 1240 km (775 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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