Mohawk Airlines Flight 40

Mohawk Airlines Flight 40Friday June 23, 1967
The flight crashed after an in-flight fire destroyed the pitch control systems. Incorrect installation of a valve caused hot air to ignite hydraulic fluid. The fire resulted from engine bleed air flowing back through the malfunctioning non-return valve and an open air delivery valve, through the auxiliary power unit in a reverse direction, and exiting into the plenum chamber at temperatures sufficiently high to cause the acoustics linings to ignite.

Crash Details

DateFriday June 23, 1967
LocationBlossburg, Pennsylvania
Passengers30
Crew4
Fatalities34
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBAC One Eleven 204AF
OperatorMohawk Airlines
RegistrationN1116J
Flight OriginElmira
Flight Destination Washington DC
Blossburg, Pennsylvania
Mohawk Airlines
BAC One Eleven 204AF
1967