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Frontier Convair 580 Belly Landing In Denver  
User currently offlinegoDIA From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13580 times:

Hi all,

I wanted to know if anyone remembers a belly landing by a Frontier Convair 580 at Denver's Stapleton Airport sometime in the 1960s. I was a kid then, and I remember the local news covered the story (the cameraman caught the event live). Nobody was injured, the DFD foamed the runway. However, I can't find any confirmation of this. Was I dreaming? Does anybody out there remember when it happened? The N-number would help me out too.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24917 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13463 times:

Quoting goDIA (Thread starter):
Does anybody out there remember when it happened? The N-number would help me out too.

Found the NTSB summary. It was September 8, 1967. Registration N73145.
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=17015&key=0


User currently offlineswabrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13396 times:

Wow, it must not have been too damaged. I flew N73145 on May 15, 1974 from FSM to DFW.

User currently offlineStapleton From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13302 times:

I remember seeing the video of this landing. Maybe it is archived somewhere. I do remember it was a picture perfect belly landing. Convair 580s were an awesome airplane.

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12946 times:

Quoting Stapleton (Reply 3):
I remember seeing the video of this landing. Maybe it is archived somewhere. I do remember it was a picture perfect belly landing. Convair 580s were an awesome airplane.

I would bet it was film (as opposed to video), remember it was 1967.   


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4963 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12767 times:

Those CV-580's were built like tanks. One of the sturdiest aircraft I have ever known.


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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2215 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7954 times:

Quoting swabrian (Reply 2):
Wow, it must not have been too damaged. I flew N73145 on May 15, 1974 from FSM to DFW.

I remember reading your account of this trip, and other trips you took on local service props, in one of the early issues of Airliners - it was one of the best articles to ever appear in that magazine!



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User currently offlineyyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6381 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 5):
Those CV-580's were built like tanks. One of the sturdiest aircraft I have ever known.

Indeed, still a common cargo aircraft here in Canada with numerous in the air each day.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineOshkosh1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6118 times:

I lived in Cheyenne back in the 70's and used to fly the 580's to Stapleton. Always liked the Convairs.


C-150/2, 172, 177, 182, 209, Beech King Air, Convair 580, Twin Otter, RJ, CRJ, ERJ B717,27,37,47,57,67,77. DC8,9,10. MD8
User currently offlinegoDIA From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Thanks folks....all the comments about the 580 were great. I saw one up close at Kearney, NE back in 1970, when you could fly from DEN to OMA via McCook, Kearney, Grand Island and Lincoln. One of my favorite flights was DEN to Durango in 1988 on an Aspen 580.

Merry Christmas (or happy holidays) to all.



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User currently offlinemilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1994 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 6):
I remember reading your account of this trip, and other trips you took on local service props, in one of the early issues of Airliners - it was one of the best articles to ever appear in that magazine!


SWABrian, did you write the (L)onliest Convair story about the wet leased FL CV-580 from SFO to SLC via RNO-ELY-EKO? I still have those Airliners magazines packed away.


User currently offlinen5014k From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Convair 580 remains my favorite plane to fly. Roomy, comfortable, smooth with a touch of the old days I unashamedly miss. I guess I've flown on my last one, though.

[Edited 2011-12-12 12:22:10]

User currently offlinePezySPU From Croatia, joined Dec 2011, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

I'm surprised nobody mentioned LOT's 767 by now  

User currently offlineJettaKnight From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 5):
Those CV-580's were built like tanks. One of the sturdiest aircraft I have ever known

Talk about sturdy:

http://www.airdisaster.com/reports/ntsb/AAR69-04.pdf


User currently offlineLonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4915 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Quoting milesrich (Reply 10):
SWABrian, did you write the (L)onliest Convair story about the wet leased FL CV-580 from SFO to SLC via RNO-ELY-EKO? I still have those Airliners magazines packed away.

Wow, I remember that story. I still have my old Airliners International magazines from the 1970s. I think there were four, before they stopped.



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User currently offlineswabrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 6):
I remember reading your account of this trip, and other trips you took on local service props, in one of the early issues of Airliners - it was one of the best articles to ever appear in that magazine!
Quoting milesrich (Reply 10):
SWABrian, did you write the (L)onliest Convair story about the wet leased FL CV-580 from SFO to SLC via RNO-ELY-EKO? I still have those Airliners magazines packed away.
Quoting Longhauler (Reply 14):
Wow, I remember that story. I still have my old Airliners International magazines from the 1970s. I think there were four, before they stopped.

WA707at MSP, thanks for the great compliment--I was lucky to be able to fly on some of those aircraft. milesrich and Longhauler, I didn't write that article, I think the author was Ed Wojitas. The Lonliest Convair story appeared in the short-lived Airliners International edited by noted Trains editor, David P. Morgan. My article appeared in an early issue of Airliners magazine which was originally edited by Jon Wegg, who now does Airways magazine.


User currently offlineLonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4915 posts, RR: 43
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Quoting swabrian (Reply 15):
My article appeared in an early issue of Airliners magazine which was originally edited by Jon Wegg, who now does Airways magazine.

Hey ... me too!  

I have several pieces in both Airliners II, and Airways. Mostly about historical Canadian airlines and airliners.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlinemilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1994 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Airliners International was a Kalmbach publication and I remember when they discontinued it, they sent me Model Railroader or Trains as a substitute rather than refunding the subscription money.

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