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Accident description
Last updated: 22 July 2017
Date:Sunday 7 June 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operating for:American Eagle
Registration: N355CA
C/n / msn: 234
First flight: 1982-02-03 (10 years 4 months)
Total airframe hrs:14135
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10R-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,2 km (0.8 mls) SW of Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport (MAZ) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport (MAZ/TJMZ), Puerto Rico
The aircraft lost control on final approach and crashed in a nose-down attitude.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the beta blocking device for undetermined reason(s), and the second-pilot's inadvertent activation of the power lever, or levers, aft of the flight idle position and into the beta range, resulting in a loss of airplane control."

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Distance from San Juan-Isla Grande Airport to Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport as the crow flies is 112 km (70 miles).

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