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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 8 mai 1987
Heure:06:50
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operated by:Executive Air Charter
On behalf of:American Eagle
Immatriculation: N432CA
Numéro de série: 271
Année de Fabrication: 1982-11-30 (4 years 5 months)
Heures de vol:6264
Cycles:11774
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-10R-511C
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,2 km (0.1 milles) de Mayagüez Airport (MAZ) (   Porto Rico)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Porto Rico
Aéroport de destination:Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport (MAZ/TJMZ), Porto Rico
Numéro de vol:5452
Détails:
Flight 5452 departed San Juan at 06:20 for a VFR flight to Mayaguez. The flight to Mayaguez was uneventful until the base leg turn to finals for runway 09. Witnesses saw the aircraft making a tight turn (without extending the downwind leg as usual) and overshooting the extended centreline. The aircraft then made a violent turn and entered a high sink rate. The right wingtip struck the ground 643 feet short of the runway threshold and 67 feet right of the extended centreline. The plane continued 100 feet through a chain-link fence and a ditch before pivoting about 180deg coming to rest upright.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper maintenance in setting propeller flight idle blade angle and engine fuel flow resulting in a loss of control from an asymmetric power condition. A factor contributing to the accident was the pilot's unstabilized visual approach."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-88-07
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 247
» NTSB/AAR-88/07


Photos

photo of CASA 212 Aviocar 200 N432CA
N432CA flew for Prinair until February 1986 when it was bought by American Eagle.
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre San Juan-Isla Grande Airport et Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport est de 112 km (70 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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