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Last updated: 28 March 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 21 Juni 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Betrieben durch:Warnaco Inc
Kennzeichen: N296
Werknummer: 45466/955
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16,5 km (10.3 Meilen) NW of Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:La Romana-Casa de Campo International Airport (LRM/MDLR), Dominikanische Republik
The aircraft crashed into the Everglades 6 minutes after departing Miami runway 27L. The aircraft crashed in extremely heavy rainfall, wind and lightning. The DC-7 was owned by Skyways International and leased to Warnaco Inc. Transair would, on behalf of Warnaco, supply flight crew and perform maintenance on the plane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of aircraft control, due either to turbulence or an in-flight fire or both. Inability of the crew to establish timely radio communications with the departure controller was a factor, because it delayed compliance with thunderstorm avoidance vectors"


Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-74-02
report released:27 February 1974
duration of investigation: 251 days (8 months)
download report: Skyways International, Inc., Douglas DC-7C, N296, near the Miami Inter- national Airport, Dade County, Florida, June 21, (NTSB/AAR-74-02)


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to La Romana-Casa de Campo International Airport as the crow flies is 1418 km (887 miles).

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