- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 04, 1958
Time: 13:58
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
Operator: Capital Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Training
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: N49553
cn / ln: 4820
Aboard: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Following the trainee-pilot's failure to maintain minimum-control speed during an attempted go-around, the instructor-pilot failed to take control of the aircraft in sufficient time to prevent a critical loss of altitude. A contributing factor was the malfunction of the landing gear latch which delayed retraction of the landing gear and caused the distraction of the instructor-pilot for several seconds during a critical period of the go-around.
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