Flugunfall 21 JUL 1972 einer Douglas C-53 (DC-3) N39393 - Pivijay
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Datum:Freitag 21 Juli 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Acme Leasing / K. Knight
Kennzeichen: N39393
Werknummer: 4943
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pivijay (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Flug nach:Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA/TNCA), Aruba
A smell of burning in the cabin made the crew perform a precautionary landing at Pivijay. The aircraft landed long on the 850 m runway and started to swerve. During the subsequent overshoot the DC-3 struck a fence and ended up in a depression 200 m past the runway end.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Inadequate flight planning.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Panama City-Tocumen International Airport to Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport as the crow flies is 1086 km (679 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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