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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 5 april 1999
Tijd:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Carib-Air Cargo
Registratie: N838MA
Constructienummer: 188
Bouwjaar: 1968
Aantal vlieguren:16659
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL (ISM/KISM), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL en Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL bedraagt 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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