Vliegtuigongeval op 26 OCT 1981 met Lockheed L-749A Constellation (VC-121B) HI-328 - Saint Thomas Airport (STT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 26 oktober 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation (VC-121B)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerolineas Argo
Registratie: HI-328
Constructienummer: 2607
Bouwjaar: 1949
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:W off Saint Thomas Airport (STT) (   Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport (STX/TISX), Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden
Vliegveld van aankomst:Saint Thomas Airport (STT/TIST), Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden
The Constellation struck the sea while in right turn to runway 09. The aircraft had just performed a turn to avoid other traffic.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - misjudged altitude and clearance
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water



photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-HI-328
accident date: 26-10-1981
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: HI-328

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 Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport en Saint Thomas Airport bedraagt 73 km (45 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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