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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 17 Januar 1970
Zeit:09:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-12
Fluggesellschaft:Aspen Airways
Kennzeichen: N270L
Werknummer: 157
Baujahr: 1949
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 49
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 52
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), USA
Flug nach:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), USA
Unfallbericht:
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.

Probable Cause:

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

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB File 1-0017


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Distance from Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO to Aspen Airport, CO as the crow flies is 180 km (113 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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