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Last updated: 11 December 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 5 avril 1999
Heure:09:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Compagnie:Carib-Air Cargo
Immatriculation: N838MA
Numéro de série: 188
Année de Fabrication: 1968
Heures de vol:16659
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL (ISM/KISM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: ATL99LA067
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

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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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL et Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL est de 230 km (144 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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 tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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