Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 23 octubre 1984
Hora:03:07
Tipo:de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operador:NewCal Aviation
Registración: N5488R
Numéro de série: 216
Año de Construcción: 1964
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Sable Island (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:St. John's Airport, NF (YYT/CYYT), Canadá
Descripción:
The DHC-4 ran out of fuel after losing all navigational aids and was forced to ditch into the North Atlantic Ocean.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Preflight planning/preparation..Poor..Pilot in command
Fuel consumption calculations..Inaccurate..Pilot in command
Contributing Factors:
Weather condition..Rain
Weather condition..Unfavorable wind
Anxiety/apprenhension..Pilot in command

Fuentes:
» Aurora rendezvous with the past / Patrick Spiteri


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Distance from Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores to St. John's Airport, NF as the crow flies is 2523 km (1577 miles).

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