Flugunfall 28 OCT 1987 einer Convair CV-640 N3411 - Bartlesville, OK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Mittwoch 28 Oktober 1987
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-640
Fluggesellschaft:SMB Stage Line
Kennzeichen: N3411
Werknummer: 31
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 542
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Bartlesville, OK (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), USA
Flug nach:Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK (OKC/KOKC), USA
Both engines quit at FL140; an emergency belly landing on a SOD runway. The aircraft slid off the runway and collided with trees. The accident happened because the crew forgot they crossfed both engines on the right fuel tank, which eventually became exhausted.

Probable Cause:

"Gear extension .. improper use of .. pilot in command
1 engine
All engines
Fluid,fuel .. starvation
Fuel tank selector position .. inattentive .. pilot in command
Emergency procedure .. improper .. pilot in command
Crew/group coordination .. improper .. pilot in command
Terrain condition .. ditch
Electrical system .. deteriorated
Checklist .. inadequate .. company/operator management
In-flight planning/decision .. improper .. pilot in command"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: FTW88MA021
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/89 (#17)


photo of Convair-CV-640-N3411
accident date: 28-10-1987
type: Convair CV-640
registration: N3411
photo of Convair-CV-640-N3411
accident date: 28-10-1987
type: Convair CV-640
registration: N3411

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 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK as the crow flies is 1107 km (692 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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