Accident description
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 27 December 1973
Time:11:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Aviation Sales & Service Inc.
Registration: N19428
C/n / msn: 11648
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near West Palm Beach, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), United States of America
Destination airport:West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI/KPBI), United States of America
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.

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

Classification:
Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Orlando International Airport, FL to West Palm Beach International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 227 km (142 miles).

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