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Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Datum:maandag 25 april 1938
Tijd:20:18
Type:Sikorsky S-43B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Registratie: NC16932
Constructienummer: 4323
Bouwjaar: 1936
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:16 km (10 mijl) SE van Kingston (   Jamaica)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU), Cuba
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Vluchtnummer: 105
Beschrijving:
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport en Kingston Airport bedraagt 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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