Accident Convair CV-880-22-2 N8815E, Thursday 25 May 1978
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Date:Thursday 25 May 1978
Time:07:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic cv88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-880-22-2
Owner/operator:Groth Air
Registration: N8815E
MSN: 22-00-63
Year of manufacture:1962
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Destination airport:Sint Maarten-Juliana Airport (SXM/TNCM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Improper loading of the aircraft caused the center of gravity limit to be exceeded by 12,61% mac. The pilot aborted the takeoff, but the plane could not be brought to a halt on the runway and overran by 285 feet.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
FACTORS:
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: deficiency,company maintained eqpmt,services,regulation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA78FA090
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Location

Images:


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); March 1978

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