Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 September 1990
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-247
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-1303
C/n / msn: 20266/760
First flight: 1969-10-24 (20 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:290 km (181.3 mls) SE off Newfoundland, Canada (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Narrative:
The Boeing 727 was ferried back from Malta to Peru after having been leased to Air Malta. The aircraft had left Keflavik for Gander, when at 15:20 a distress message was received by the crew of TWA flight 851 and American 35. The Faucett crew were descending through FL100 with the low fuel light on. They were preparing to ditch. Nothing more was heard from the flight.

Classification:
Missing
Ditching

Sources:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 17.9.90 (42)


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Distance from Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport to Gander Airport, NF as the crow flies is 2513 km (1571 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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