Narrative:A no. 2 engine failure forced the crew to return to runway 10 and was on a right downwind leg when the propeller was stopped. The DC-3 descended, turned to base leg at a low altitude and crashed into a lagoon in a right vertical bank.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE:"
Airspeed .. inadequate .. pilot in command>
Aircraft handling .. improper .. pilot in command
Terrain condition .. water, rough
Engine assembly,ring .. failure, total
Comm/nav equipment, transmitter .. failure, total
Engine assembly, bearing .. failure, total
Engine assembly, master rod .. failure, total"
» Aviation Letter 238
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/88 (#44)
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Distance from San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport as the crow flies is 367 km (230 miles).
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.