Narrative:The pilot did not notice the windsock on the airport of San Salvador and landed downwind. The airplane overran the runway and ended up in the water.
|Date:||Friday 2 March 1973|
|Operator:||Arute International Air|
|C/n / msn:|| 4388|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||San Salvador Airport (ZSA) ( Bahamas)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||San Salvador Airport (ZSA/MYSM), Bahamas|
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
» NTSB File 6-0016
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to San Salvador Airport as the crow flies is 609 km (380 miles).