Date & Time: Mar 20, 1968 at 2007 LT
Type of aircraft:
Convair CV-340
Operator:
Registration:
N4820C
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
152
YOM:
1954
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7000
Captain / Total hours on type:
2000
Circumstances:
En route, the crew informed ATC about the failure of the left engine and was cleared to divert to Evansville-Dress Airport for an emergency landing. On short final, the captain decided to make a go-around when the airplane stalled and crashed short of runway threshold. All 42 occupants were evacuated among them 10 were injured. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Causes:
Failure of the left engine in flight following the rupture of an exhaust valve in number 15 cylinder. The pilot lost control of the airplane when he started a single engine go-around and aborted.
Final Report:
N4820C.pdf132.27 KB