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Last updated: 21 June 2018
Fecha:miércoles 8 agosto 1956
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A-20-FA Packet
Operador:Sky Spray
Registración: N4832V
Numéro de série: 10070
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:1016
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-85
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami-Masters Field, FL, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), Estados Unidos de América
The C-82 Packet plane operated on spraying missions in Florida. It had just completed a low-level mission against an infestation of Mediterranean fruit fly and was being ferried back from Miami-Masters Field, FL to Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT). At an altitude of 200 feet smoke began to appear from the no. 2 engine. The aircraft was in a banking turn at the time and subsequently plummeted to the ground bursting into flames, the pilot having lost control due to differential thrust while the aircraft was in a turning manoeuvre.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was loss of power on the left engine and the drag-induced effect of the unfeathered left, propeller, resulting in loss of directional control during an attempted go-around."

» Fairchild C-82 Packet website / Simon Beck


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Distance from Miami-Masters Field, FL to Boca Raton Public Airport, FL as the crow flies is 57 km (36 miles).

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