Last updated: 23 January 2017
Narrative:Both engines lost power as a result of fuel exhaustion. A forced landing on a road was carried out. The pilot had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with a truck. The airplane sustained substantial damage.
The aircraft was owned by Florida National Airways and leased to Shawnee Airlines for the Christmas period.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - inattentive to fuel supply
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
pilot in command - failed to see and avoid objects or obstructions
miscellaneous - evasive maneuver to avoid collision
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
Forced landing outside airport
» The Palm Beach Post - Dec 29, 1973
» The Crash Of Shawnee Airlines Flight 103
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 Orlando International Airport, FL to West Palm Beach International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 227 km (142 miles).