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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 29 October 1986
Time:13:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Jamie Munoz
Registration: N778L
C/n / msn: 83
First flight: 1955
Total airframe hrs:6290
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
Struck a palm tree on takeoff and crashed between 2 roads. Overloaded by 1928 lb (875 kg).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
preflight planning/preparation..inadequate..pilot in command
aircraft weight and balance..exceeded..pilot in command

Sources:
» NTSB


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