ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34580
Last updated: 26 October 2014
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Date:12-OCT-1987
Time:1608
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250
Owner/operator:Roosevelt Roads Flying Club
Registration: N6475Y
C/n / msn: 273770
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:St. Thomas, VI -   U.S. Virgin Islands
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Fajardo, PR (X95)
Narrative:
AFTER DEPARTURE, APRX 3 MILES WEST OF THE ARPT AT ST. THOMAS, THE PLT REPORTED TO THE TOWER THAT THE FLT WAS RETURNING TO LAND DUE TO A LOSS OF POWER FROM THE LEFT ENG. HE SECURED IT, RETURNED TO LAND, & ON SHORT FINAL, POSITIONED THE LANDING GEAR SELECTOR HANDLE DOWN, BUT WITH NO RESULTS. THE TOWER THEN ADVISED THE PLT THAT THE HYDRAULIC PUMP WHICH EXTENDS THE GEAR AND FLAPS IS LOCATED ON THE LT ENG. THE PLT THEN PERFORMED A GO AROUND, PUMPED THE GEAR DOWN, & WHILE ON BASE TO FINAL, ADVISED THE TOWER THAT THE RT ENG WAS MISSING. AFTER TURNING FINAL THE PLT ADVISED THE TOWER THAT THE ACFT WAS GOING IN THE WATER. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT & ENGS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OR PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X32383


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