Accident
Last updated: 31 August 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 2 enero 1978
Hora:08:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201D
Operador:Aero Virgin Islands (AVI)
Registración: N15598
Numéro de série: 2258
Año de Construcción: 1940
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,3km N off Río Grande Municipality (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Thomas Airport (STT/TIST), Islas Vírgenes Americanas
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Descripción:
The no. 1 engine failed 12 miles east of San Juan. While securing the engine, a loss of power on the no. 2 engine occurred. The pilot was forced to ditch the DC-3 1000 feet offshore.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - inattentive to fuel supply
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
FACTORS:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate supervision of flight crew
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate inspection of aircraft (maintenance personnel)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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