Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 1 March 1989
Time:16:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J (DC-3)
Operator:Borinquen Air
Registration: N28PR
C/n / msn: 6323
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Isla Verde (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB/TKPK), St. Kitts and Nevis
Destination airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
The no. 1 engine failed on base leg; crashed into lagoon 2 miles short of the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the flight crew to feather the left propeller and trim the aircraft after the left engine stopped producing power for undetermined reasons."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/90 (#18)
» NTSB


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Distance from Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport to San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport as the crow flies is 367 km (230 miles).

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