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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 2 marzo 1973
Hora:18:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Arute International Air
Registración: N6574
Numéro de série: 4388
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:San Salvador Airport (ZSA) (   Bahamas)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Salvador Airport (ZSA/MYSM), Bahamas
Descripción:
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.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Fuentes:
» NTSB File 6-0016


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to San Salvador Airport as the crow flies is 609 km (380 miles).

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