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Accident
Last updated: 16 August 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 21 Juni 1973
Zeit:04:26
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Betrieben durch:Warnaco Inc
Gemietet von :Skyways International
Kennzeichen: N296
Werknummer: 45466/955
Baujahr: 1958
Betriebsstunden:25827
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)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:La Romana-Casa de Campo International Airport (LRM/MDLR), Dominikanische Republik
Unfallbericht:
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"

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 251 days (8 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-74-02
Download report: Final report


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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).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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