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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Fecha:sábado 15 mayo 1982
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Operador:Clayton V. Curtis
Registración: N40445
Numéro de série: 14230
Año de Construcción: 1952
Horas Totales de la Célula:43000
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Madera, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Madera Municipal Airport, CA (MAE/KMAE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Casper Airport, WY (CPR/KCPR), Estados Unidos de América
The aircraft landed in a wheat field while returning to the airport, after the no. 2 engine failed at 300 feet. on climbout.

Probable Cause:

lubricating system,oil line .. cracked
maintenance .. improper .. other person
fluid,oil .. starvation
engine assembly,master rod .. failure,total
emergency procedure .. not followed .. pilot in command
lack of familiarity with aircraft .. pilot in command
terrain condition .. crop
object .. Fence

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: LAX82FA174
Download report: Summary report



photo of Martin-4-0-4-N40445
accident date: 15-05-1982
type: Martin 4-0-4
registration: N40445

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Madera Municipal Airport, CA to Casper Airport, WY as the crow flies is 1325 km (828 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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