Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 30 December 2003
Time:15:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:Tol Air Services
Registration: N781T
C/n / msn: 4306
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT) (   U.S. Virgin Islands) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), U.S. Virgin Islands
Narrative:
Landing gear trouble caused the right main landing gear to collapsed after landing on runway 10. The DC-3 slid off the side of the runway onto a grassy area.

Sources:
» FAA
» St. Thomas Source


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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