Descripción del Accidente ASN 07 OCT 1971 Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander N857JA - South Caicos
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:jueves 7 octubre 1971
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operador:International Sky Cab Airlines
Registración: N857JA
Numéro de série: 92
Año de Construcción: 1969-07-12 (2 years 3 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de South Caicos (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto de Llegada:South Caicos International Airport (XSC/MBSC), Islas Turcas y 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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