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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 7 July 1979
Time:21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard 500
Operator:Aggadir Ltd.
Registration: N721N
C/n / msn: 500-102
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Aruba [Caribbean Sea] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Atlanta (unknown airport), GA, United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale (unknown airport), FL, United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot reported an electrical failure and became lost. Following a flameout of both engines the aircraft was ditched in off Aruba, about 2000 km SSE of Fort Lauderdale.

Probable Cause:

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

Sources:
» NTSB


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