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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Sunday 5 August 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Operator:Happy Hours Air Travel Club
Registration: N6202C
C/n / msn: 4002
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tamarac, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Freeport-Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO/MYGF), Bahamas
Destination airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), United States of America
The Constellation lost power on all 4 engines and had to make a wheels-up landing as a result. Improper transfer of fuel caused starvation. This occurred as a result of inadequate maintenance and inspection (the fuel pump circuit breaker was corroded). Inadequate flight supervision and improper emergency procedures were causal factors.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
personnel - flight engineer: improper use of equipment
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate inspection of aircraft (maintenance personnel)
powerplant - fuel system: pumps
systems - electrical system: protective devices
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 4 engines



photo of Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation N6202C
photo of Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation N6202C
snapshot taken from about the corner of N University Dr and W Sample Rd
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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 Freeport-Grand Bahama International Airport to St. Petersburg International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 420 km (262 miles).

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