Vliegtuigongeval op 07 OCT 1971 met Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander N857JA - South Caicos
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 7 oktober 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:International Sky Cab Airlines
Registratie: N857JA
Constructienummer: 92
Bouwjaar: 1969-07-12 (2 years 3 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van South Caicos (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:South Caicos International Airport (XSC/MBSC), Turks- en Caicoseilanden
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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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 San Juan-Isla Grande Airport en South Caicos International Airport bedraagt 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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