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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 5 abril 1999
Hora:09:45
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:Carib-Air Cargo
Registración: N838MA
Numéro de série: 188
Año de Construcción: 1968
Horas Totales de la Célula:16659
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL (ISM/KISM), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Twin Otter N838MA was being operated by Carib-Air Cargo Inc., on a VFR flight when it departed Lantana at 09:42. Some two minutes into the flight no. 2 oil pressure problems forced the pilot to shut down the engine, feather the prop. and returned to Lantana. As the flight approached runway 03, the pilot heard
a radio transmission from another airplane taxiing for takeoff. As the pilot continued the approach, with full flaps extended, he elected to go-around 1500 feet from the approach end of the 3000-foot runway. The airplane collided with the ground during the go-around maneuver to runway 15.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to secure the engine oil filler cap during the preflight inspection that resulted the subsequent loss of engine power, and his in-flight decision to attempt a single engine go-around with full wing flaps extended."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: ATL99LA067
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N838MA
Wreckage of DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N838MA, (c) Christer Sidelöv (sierraechochris@yahoo.com)
photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N838MA
Wreckage of DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N838MA, (c) Christer Sidelöv (sierraechochris@yahoo.com)
photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N838MA
Wreckage of DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N838MA, (c) Christer Sidelöv (sierraechochris@yahoo.com)
photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 CF-AIY
CF-AIY was leased and later sold to Haiti Air Inter, moved to the Haitian Air Force and was sold as N838MA after 11 years.
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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 Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL to Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL as the crow flies is 230 km (144 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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.
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