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Date:Thursday 12 May 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair VC-131H (CV-580)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-2816
MSN: 220
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Greenville-Majors Field, TX (GVT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The landing gear accidentally retracted on the ramp. Power was on and propellers turning at time of collapse contributing to damage. The aircraft had just completed an overhaul and was being checked out at time of accident.
This aircraft had been used to transport President and ex-President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Damaged on the ground

» Air Force One: The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency / Nicholas A Veronico


photo of Convair-VC-131H-54-2816
accident date: 12-05-1977
type: Convair VC-131H (CV-580)
registration: 54-2816
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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