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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 5 April 1990
Time:17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation
Operator:Aerolineas Mundo - AMSA
Registration: HI-515CT
C/n / msn: 4192
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:16822
Engines: 4 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Levittown (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ/MDSD), Dominican Republic
Narrative:
The pilot took off on a three-engined (the no. 3 engine feathered) ferry flight without authorization. The no. 2 engine caught fire on climbout, followed by the a no. 1 engine failure. The Constellation was then ditched just offshore.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fire of an undetermined origin that resulted in a loss of power in two engines during a three engine ferry flight. Factors related to the accident were: failure of the pilot to obtain the required authorization for the three engine ferry flight, and his operation of the aircraft with known deficiencies."

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#77)
» NTSB


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport as the crow flies is 385 km (240 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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