Aviation Photo #0174114 Lockheed C-121A Constellation (L-749) - Untitled

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This is the result of a cylinder letting loose on a radial engine. It happened at the worst possible time on one of Avra Valley's relatively 'short' runways. The No.2 engine had been throttled back to simulate an engine failure. As we rotated after a 'touch and go' landing, the No.1 engine failed and, momentarily, both engines on the left side were producing little or no power. Captain Frank Lang brought the aircraft under control and we returned to Avra Valley Airport for a safe landing.
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    Ralph M. Pettersen
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    Lockheed C-121A Constellation (L-749)
    Lockheed Constellation/Starliner (C-69/C-121)
    Lockheed Constellation/Starliner (C-69/C-121)
    Lockheed
    2601
    N494TW
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    Tucson - Marana Regional (Northwest Reg / Avra Valley / Marana AF Aux No2 / Rillito)
    Arizona
    USA
    March 15, 1997
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Photo Added: July 11, 2001

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Anonymous
9 years ago
That must have been terrifying. Nice picture of significant damage.

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