Unfallbericht:The aircraft was in cruise flight at 3000 feet, 20 minutes after take-off from St. Thomas, when the no. 1 engine temperature 100 degrees and the oil pressure started to fluctuate. The engine was shut down.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 22 Mai 1997|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Convair T-29B (CV-240)|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Dodita Air Cargo|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||vom Land entfernt von Luquillo, P.R. (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), |
|Flug nach:||San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), |
Passing Fajardo (Puerto Rico), the no. 2 engine started banging and quit producing power. The aircraft began to descend and was descending through 500 feet when the no. 1 engine was restarted. A forced landing was made to a beach coming to a complete stop in 5 feet of water.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the aft master rod in the right engine, and failure of the front master rod bearing in the left engine, which resulted in a forced landing on a beach and a subsequent encounter with ocean water. "
» NTSB Identification: MIA97LA174
» Scramble 217
N64725 was sold to Contract Air Service in 1988, which in turn sold it to Tol Air in 1991. The plane was re-registered N355T in September 1991.
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 Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport to San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport as the crow flies is 108 km (68 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.