Accident
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 8 agosto 1975
Hora:15:30
Tipo:Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operador:Rich International Airways
Registración: N4873V
Numéro de série: 22415
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,8 km (0.5 milles) NW de la costa de Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
Descripción:
Both engines stopped producing power short of Aguadilla. The engines were secured and the crew ditched the C-46 off Boriquen Airport in 15m deep water. The aircraft hadn't been refueled at St. Petersburg. The aircraft carried 9000lb of dynamite.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate preflight preparation; improper in-flight decisions or planning and mismanagement of the fuel system."

Fuentes:
» Flight International 21.08.75 (246)


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Distance from St. Petersburg International Airport, FL to Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport as the crow flies is 1889 km (1181 miles).

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