Convair C-131B ditching

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Convair C-131B ditching

Unread post by ACE MAN » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:43 am

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Re: Convair C-131B ditching

Unread post by Burner » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:16 am

Having lost a good friend in the same area, to a similar accident my thoughts go out to the family members of the missing crew member.

On another forum, the following is mentioned, which really doesn't sound good. Hugely traumatic too for the surviving crew member.
A source tells CBS4’s Jim DeFede the survivor notified the Coast Guard that the other passenger was the pilot of the aircraft, a 71-year-old man who the survivor said was still strapped into his seat when the plane submerged. The survivor believes the pilot could not have made it out.
Company CEO Marc Wolff told Patch that the missing crew member is 68-year-old Robert Hopkins, who has been with the company only a short time but is an experienced pilot.
"Excellent pilot. He has flown with the major airlines," Wolff told Patch. "He has been with us probably four months, five months right around there. Solid guy, solid pilot."

Wolff said first officer Rolland Silva was rescued by the Coast Guard and is in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The PIC's age was later corrected to 68 years of age.

Reports are that they lost power to both engines. Seems they started to lose altitude, and 12 minutes late attempted to ditch. Fuel (Avgas) quality issues?
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Re: Convair C-131B ditching

Unread post by ACE MAN » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:31 pm

I felt this accident has relevance to the CV340 FAWB accident and had posted it there
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