Accident description
Last updated: 30 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 1 January 1975
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air O'Hare
Registration: N9BC
C/n / msn: 9510
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Fort Lauderdale, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Freeport-Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO/MYGF), Bahamas
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Narrative:
The no. 2 prop had to be feathered because the engine RPM exceeded 3000 and couldn't be controlled. The no. 1 engine then overheated and lost power. A ditching was carried out off Fort Lauderdale.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
FACTORS:
powerplant - propeller and accessories: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - rpm-uncontrollable-overspeed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on water

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Freeport-Grand Bahama International Airport to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 154 km (96 miles).

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