Accident
Last updated: 22 November 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 22 mai 1997
Heure:15:30
Type/Sous-type:Convair T-29B (CV-240)
Compagnie:Dodita Air Cargo
Immatriculation: N355T
Numéro de série: 281
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Heures de vol:14239
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Luquillo (   Porto Rico)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), Vierges américaines
Aéroport de destination:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Porto Rico
Détails:
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.
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. "

Sources:
» NTSB Identification: MIA97LA174
» Scramble 217


Photos

photo of Convair T-29B (CV-240) N64725
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.
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport et San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport est de 108 km (68 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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