Accident Convair CV-440-86 N9302, Friday 12 May 1978
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Date:Friday 12 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-440-86
Owner/operator:Argosy Airlines
Registration: N9302
MSN: 416
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Shippingport, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Columbus (unknown airport), OH
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
One engine failed and the remaining engine suffered a partial loss of power. The Convair ditched in the Ohio River.

pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
powerplant - engine structure: master and connecting rods
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC78FA053
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Columbus Airport, OH (CMH); December 1975

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