Gear-up landing Accident Convair CV-240-12 N270L, Saturday 17 January 1970
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Date:Saturday 17 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-240-12
Owner/operator:Aspen Airways
Registration: N270L
MSN: 157
Year of manufacture:1949
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN)
Destination airport:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Prior to descent the checklist was completed except for the landing gear because the captain wanted to keep the speed above 130 knots in case he had to abort the approach. The Convair landed with the gear retracted, slid and came to a stop 4300 feet from the threshold. The gear warning horn did not work because it had been improperly set.

pilot in command - failed to extend landing gear
miscellaneous acts, conditions - checklist-failed to use
airframe - landing gear: landing gear warning and indicating components
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: DEN70AD045
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


NTSB File 1-0017


Revision history:


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