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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Friday 4 August 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-600
Operator:International Turbine Service
Registration: N94253
MSN: 114
First flight: 1953
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 542
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Augusta Airport, ME (AUG) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR), United States of America
Destination airport:Buffalo-Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY (BUF/KBUF), United States of America
Because of deteriorating weather conditions, the crew diverted to Augusta. Inverters and compass system were lost during the ILS approach, so a go around was flown. On landing the props did not enter fine pitch and the aircraft was steered off the runway down an embankment.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the propeller control system for undetermined reasons during a precautionary landing after encountering deteriorating weather conditions during a VFR ferry flight. Contributing factor(s) was: the adverse weather conditions, inadequate pre-flight, a failure of the electrical system for unknown reasons, and the pilot's intentional ground loop"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Accident number: NYC89LA189
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Bangor International Airport, ME to Buffalo-Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 814 km (509 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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