Flugunfall 07 OCT 1971 einer Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander N857JA - South Caicos
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Donnerstag 7 Oktober 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Fluggesellschaft:International Sky Cab Airlines
Kennzeichen: N857JA
Werknummer: 92
Baujahr: 1969-07-12 (2 years 3 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von South Caicos (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG),
Flug nach:South Caicos International Airport (XSC/MBSC), Turks & Caicos
The pilot departed Puerto Rico with malfunctioning radio navigation equipment. He flew dead reckoning to South Caicos, but became lost. He ditched the plane and was rescued by a ship.

Probable Cause:

Pilot in command - became lost/disoriented
pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

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Distance from San Juan-Isla Grande Airport to South Caicos International Airport as the crow flies is 658 km (411 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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