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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 4 août 1965
Heure:23:34
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Compagnie:Rutas Internacionales Peruanes SA - RIPSA
Immatriculation: OB-R-769
Numéro de série: 10826
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Total:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:4 km (2.5 milles) NE of Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY) (   Panama)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Aéroport de destination:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The C-54 cargo plane was operating on a flight from Iquitos, Peru to Miami with intermediate stops at Cali and Panama City. The cargo of wild animals was loaded and the plane departed Iquitos at 13:25 GMT, landing at Cali four hours later. The plane was refueled and repairs were carried out on the no. 2 and 3 engines before it departed at 21:20 GMT. It arrived at Panama City at 23:20 and after refuelling the flight took off from runway 03 at 23:33 local time. During takeoff a malfunction occurred in the no. 2 engine, resulting in a fire in the accessory section of the engine. The fire intensified because oil or fuel leaked from severed lines. The fire and a fuel tank explosion destroyed some of the control surfaces, causing the plane to descend uncontrollably. The plane struck a mahogany tree at a height of about 70 feet and then several others before coming to rest 2,5 miles NE of runway 03.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Commission of Inquiry decided that this accident was probably caused by faulty maintenance."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (168-170)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Panama City-Tocumen International Airport et Miami International Airport, FL est de 1852 km (1158 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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