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Last updated: 16 July 2018
Fecha:jueves 25 octubre 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operador:Span East Airlines
Registración: N614SE
Numéro de série: 45064/688
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Biscayne Bay, FL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO/SYCJ), Guyana
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
The DC-6 left Georgetown for a cargo flight to Miami. One hour short of Miami the no. 3 fuel tank seemed to loose fuel. Fuel was lost at a fast rate and the aircraft was not able to reach Miami. When both no. 1 and no. 4 engines had lost power, the pilot decided to ditch into Biscayne Bay.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - fuel system: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - inattentive to fuel supply
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-4 engines



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Distance from Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 3157 km (1973 miles).

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