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Last updated: 24 May 2016
Datum:woensdag 8 augustus 1956
Type:Fairchild C-82A-20-FA Packet
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Sky Spray
Registratie: N4832V
Constructienummer: 10070
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:1016
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-85
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Sproeivlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami-Masters Field, FL, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), Verenigde Staten
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: "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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami-Masters Field, FL en Boca Raton Public Airport, FL bedraagt 13749 km (8593 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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