Runway excursion Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) N6574,
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Date:Friday 2 March 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Arute International Air
Registration: N6574
MSN: 4388
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:San Salvador Airport (ZSA) -   Bahamas
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Destination airport:San Salvador Airport (ZSA/MYSM)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot did not notice the windsock on the airport of San Salvador and landed downwind. The airplane overran the runway and ended up in the water.

pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: MIA73OM088
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


NTSB File 6-0016


Revision history:


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