AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: AIRCRAFT POOL LEASING CORPORATION, LOCKHEED SUPER CONSTELLATION, L-1049H, N6917C, MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 15, 1973

At 2353 e.s.t. on December 15, 1973, an Aircraft Pool Leasing Corporation's Lockheed Super Constellation L-1049H, which was operating as a cargo carrier, crashed after takeoff from runway 9L of the Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The aircraft struck the ground 1.25 miles east of the airport and destroyed several homes, automobiles, and other property. The aircraft's occupants--three crewmembers--and six persons on the ground were killed. Two others were injured slightly. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and fire. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was overrotation of the aircraft at lift-off resulting in flight in the aerodynamic region of reversed command, near the stall regime, and at too low an altitude to effect recovery. The reason for the aircraft's entering this adverse flight condition could not be determined. Factors which may have contributed to the accident include: (a) Improper cargo loading, (b) a rearward movement of unsecured cargo resulting in a center of gravity shift aft of the allowable limit, and (c) deficient crew coordination.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1974-9-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-74-11
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM