Accident
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Sonntag 26 April 2009
Zeit:04:28
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:Four Star Air Cargo
Kennzeichen: N136FS
Werknummer: 10267
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) (   Puerto Rico)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ),
Flug nach:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST),
Unfallbericht:
A Douglas DC-3, N136FS, operated by Four Star Air Cargo, was substantially damaged after experiencing a cockpit fire during taxi at San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), Puerto Rico. The four crewmembers were not injured.
According to an FAA inspector, the airplane was taxiing to the runway when the pilots observed a fire emanating from behind the instrument panel. As the pilots were shutting down the engines, they became overwhelmed with fire and smoke, and quickly exited the airplane along with the two cargo handlers. The fire subsequently consumed a large portion of the airplane before it was extinguished.


Informationsquelle:
» Se incendia avión justo antes de despegar en aeropuerto LMM (Primera Hora, 26-4-2009)
» NTSB


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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 San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport as the crow flies is 108 km (68 miles).

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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