Last updated: 3 March 2015
Datum:vrijdag 8 mei 1987
Type:CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Vloog voor:American Eagle
Gehuurd van:Executive Air Charter
Registratie: N432CA
Constructienummer: 271
Bouwjaar: 1982-11-30 (4 years 5 months)
Aantal vlieguren:6264
Aantal vluchten:11774
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-10R-511C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mayaguez (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport (MAZ/TJMZ), Puerto Rico
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: "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."

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

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-88-07
report released:2 August 1988
duration of investigation: 1 year and 3 months
download report: Executive Air Charter, Inc. dba American Eagle, Flight 5452 CASA C-212, N432CA, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, May 8, 1987. (NTSB/AAR-88-07)


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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-Isla Grande Airport en Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport bedraagt 112 km (70 miles).

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