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Last updated: 15 September 2019
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Fecha:lunes 25 abril 1938
Hora:20:18
Tipo:Sikorsky S-43B
Operador:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Registración: NC16932
Numéro de série: 4323
Año de Construcción: 1936
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:16 km (10 milles) SE de la costa de Kingston (   Jamaica)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU), Cuba
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Número de Vuelo: 105
Descripción:
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:
cover
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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