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Last updated: 29 November 2020
Fecha:jueves 27 diciembre 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operado por:Shawnee Airlines
Alquilado a :Florida National Airways
Registración: N19428
Numéro de série: 11648
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 30
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 33
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca West Palm Beach, FL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI/KPBI), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 103
Both engines lost power as a result of fuel exhaustion. A forced landing on a road was carried out. The pilot had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with a truck. The airplane sustained substantial damage.
The aircraft was owned by Florida National Airways and leased to Shawnee Airlines for the Christmas period.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - inattentive to fuel supply
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
pilot in command - failed to see and avoid objects or obstructions
miscellaneous - evasive maneuver to avoid collision
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

» The Palm Beach Post - Dec 29, 1973
» The Crash Of Shawnee Airlines Flight 103


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Distance from Orlando International Airport, FL to West Palm Beach International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 227 km (142 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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