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Last updated: 21 June 2018
Fecha:miércoles 29 junio 1983
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-10-DO (DC-4)
Operador:Pacific Air Express
Registración: N300JT
Numéro de série: 36072
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:55517
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6 km (3.8 milles) de Kahului, HI (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hilo International Airport, HI (ITO/PHTO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kahului Airport, HI (OGG/PHOG), Estados Unidos de América
After intercepting the glide slope at 3000 feet (the aircraft was flying VFR, but the crew used the ILS as a reference), the pilot called for 2250rpm and gear extension. While descending through 2000 feet he noticed the aircraft slowing down and descending below the glide slope. Power was increased, but the engines didn't respond.
At 800 feet over the Outer Marker, all 4 engines failed simultaneously. The DC-4 freighter belly landed in a cane field, 6120 feet short of the runway, and 5820 feet right of the extended centreline.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Carburettor icing.

» Location of Commercial Aircraft Accidents/Incidents Relative to Runways / FAA, Office of Safety Oversight (DOT/FAA/AOV 90-1)
» NTSB Id. LAX 83FA310


photo of Douglas C-54G-10-DO N404AD
N404AD was bought by Pacific Air Express in December 1982 and re-registered N300JT in March 1983.
photo of Douglas C-54G-10-DO N12191
N12191 went on to fly for several U.S. operators before becoming N300JT in December 1982
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hilo International Airport, HI to Kahului Airport, HI as the crow flies is 194 km (121 miles).

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