Accident
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 16 marzo 1995
Hora:03:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operador:Great Barrier Airlines (New Zealand)
Registración: N37ST
Numéro de série: 207
Año de Construcción: 1969
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:325 km (203.1 milles) de la costa de Oahu Island, HI, USA (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.
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."

Fuentes:
» Air Safety Week 17.4.1995 (p. 10)
» NTSB id. LAX95LA137
» Scramble 192(53)


Fotos

photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 F-BTAO
F-BTAO was bought by Air Djibouti in 1975, briefly returned to France as F-GHXV before being sold as N37ST in December 1994.
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Map
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).

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