Accident Convair CV-640 N3411, Wednesday 28 October 1987
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Date:Wednesday 28 October 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-640
Owner/operator:SMB Stage Line
Registration: N3411
MSN: 31
Year of manufacture:1952
Total airframe hrs:44764 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 542
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Bartlesville, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK (OKC/KOKC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Both engines quit at FL140; an emergency belly landing on a SOD runway. The aircraft slid off the runway and collided with trees. The accident happened because the crew forgot they crossfed both engines on the right fuel tank, which eventually became exhausted.

"Gear extension .. improper use of .. pilot in command
1 engine
All engines
Fluid,fuel .. starvation
Fuel tank selector position .. inattentive .. pilot in command
Emergency procedure .. improper .. pilot in command
Crew/group coordination .. improper .. pilot in command
Terrain condition .. ditch
Electrical system .. deteriorated
Checklist .. inadequate .. company/operator management
In-flight planning/decision .. improper .. pilot in command"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW88MA021
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO Adrep Summary 6/89 (#17)


photo (c) Arno Janssen Collection, via Werner Fischdick; Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW); May 1977

photo (c) Billy Sierra; San Juan (unknown airport); June 1968

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