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Last updated: 19 December 2018
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Datum:Montag 25 April 1938
Zeit:20:18
Flugzeugtyp:Sikorsky S-43B
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: NC16932
Werknummer: 4323
Baujahr: 1936
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) SE vom Land entfernt von Kingston (   Jamaika)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU), Kuba
Flug nach:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaika
Flugnummer: 105
Unfallbericht:
On approach to Kingston, at an altitude of 1,600 feet, the flight crew of the S-43 switched the fuel selector when the left engine failed. Due to insufficient speed the aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea. The aircraft sank but all 18 on board were rescued.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the left engine as a result of a failure in the fuel system and failure of the airplane to maintain single engine flight."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 68 days (2 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport to Kingston Airport as the crow flies is 246 km (154 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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