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Last updated: 22 June 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 21 Dezember 1971
Zeit:13:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Vieques Air Link
Kennzeichen: N589JA
Werknummer: 25
Baujahr: 1968-07-27 (3 years 5 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Culebra Airport (CPX) (   Puerto Rico)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Vieques Airport (VQS/TJCG),
Flug nach:Culebra Airport (CPX/TJCP),
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft bounced on landing. The pilot initiated a go-around over hills. The airplane was unable to clear a house and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - exercised poor judgment
pilot in command - delayed in initiating go-around
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
miscellaneous - evasive maneuver to avoid collision
FACTORS:
weather - downdraft,updrafts
terrain - other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind

Informationsquelle:
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» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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Distance from Vieques Airport to Culebra Airport as the crow flies is 28 km (18 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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