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Last updated: 25 September 2018
Datum:vrijdag 24 februari 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:West Indies Air Transport
Registratie: N6103C
Constructienummer: 44103/392
Bouwjaar: 1953
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU) (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
The undercarriage had to be recycled prior to landing in order to obtain a down and locked indication. The right main gear was still retracted, however. Despite a warning from the tower controller, the crew continued to land. The DC-6 veered off the runway and ended up in a drainage ditch, 4300 feet from the runway threshold and 200 feet to the right of the centerline.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - failed to assure the gear was down and locked
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
airframe - landing gear: normal retraction/extension assembly

» Aviation News 17.03.1978


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami International Airport, FL en San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport bedraagt 1672 km (1045 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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