Unfallbericht:The aircraft departed from Oakland for a ferry flight to Auckland via Hawaii. Whilst flying at FL120, 740km NE from Honolulu, the crew experienced fuel transfer problems and declared an emergency. Some 325km out of Honolulu, at 05:15 PST, the crew was forced to ditch the aircraft.
|Datum:||16 MRZ 1995|
|Flugzeugtyp:||de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Great Barrier Airlines (New Zealand)|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||325 km (203.1 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Oahu Island, HI, USA (Pacific Ocean)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), USA|
|Flug nach:||Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA|
A nearby ship rescued the occupants.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Intentional ditching due to the flight crew's failure to properly manage the fuel system, and operation of the airplane in an excessively overweight condition."
» Air Safety Week 17.4.1995 (p. 10)
» NTSB id. LAX95LA137
» Scramble 192(53)
F-BTAO was bought by Air Djibouti in 1975, briefly returned to France as F-GHXV before being sold as N37ST in December 1994.
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 Oakland International Airport, CA to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3848 km (2405 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.