Accident Convair C-131F (CV-340) 141010, Saturday 30 April 1983
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Date:Saturday 30 April 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair C-131F (CV-340)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 141010
MSN: 293
Year of manufacture:1955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP/KNIP)
Destination airport:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM)
A Convair C-131F military transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into shallow water while on an emergency approach to Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP). All six crew members and fourteen of the fifteen passengers were killed.
The airplane had just taken off from Jacksonville NAS, FL on a regular biweekly personnel flight to Guantánamo NAS (NBW) when the no. 1 engine caught fire. The crew circled to return to the air station. The airplane struck shallow water about 125 yards from the end of the runway.


The Palm Beach Post - May 2, 1983



photo (c) Carl Waldenmaier, via Werner Fischdick; Alameda-NAS, CA (NGZ); October 1972

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