Accident Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation HI-515CT,
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Date:Thursday 5 April 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation
Owner/operator:Aerolineas Mundo - AMSA
Registration: HI-515CT
MSN: 4192
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:16822 hours
Engine model:Wright R-3350
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Levittown -   Puerto Rico
Phase: En route
Departure airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ)
Destination airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ/MDSD)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot took off on a three-engined (the no. 3 engine feathered) ferry flight without authorization. The no. 2 engine caught fire on climbout, followed by the a no. 1 engine failure. The Constellation was then ditched just offshore.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fire of an undetermined origin that resulted in a loss of power in two engines during a three engine ferry flight. Factors related to the accident were: failure of the pilot to obtain the required authorization for the three engine ferry flight, and his operation of the aircraft with known deficiencies."


ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#77)



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); February 1989

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