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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 1 Oktober 1978
Zeit:17:54
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Evergreen Air
Kennzeichen: N74Z
Werknummer: 25954/14509
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:200 km (125 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Fort Walton Beach, FL, U.S. (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:San Juan (unknown airport),
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 transport plane ditched in the Gulf of Mexico when the pilot had become lost following electrical system failure.
The airplane ditched near the merchant marine steamship St. Mary.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - became lost/disoriented
miscellaneous acts,conditions - electrical failure
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» St. Petersburg Times - Oct 2, 1978


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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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