Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 5 April 1971
Time:09:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Vinair
Registration: N57372
C/n / msn: 10136
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beef Island Airport (EIS) (   British Virgin Islands) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Tortola-Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island (EIS/TUPJ), British Virgin Islands
Narrative:
The DC-3 undershot the runway on landing, causing the landing gear to collapse.

Classification:

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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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