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Last updated: 21 April 2018
Datum:dinsdag 22 juli 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Borinquen Air
Registratie: N27PR
Constructienummer: 11776
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-202A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:San Juan (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB/TKPK), Saint Kitts en Nevis
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:

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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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 San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport en Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport bedraagt 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.
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