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Last updated: 22 November 2019
Datum:donderdag 27 december 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Vloog voor:Shawnee Airlines
Gehuurd van:Florida National Airways
Registratie: N19428
Constructienummer: 11648
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 30
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 33
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij West Palm Beach, FL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI/KPBI), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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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 Orlando International Airport, FL en West Palm Beach International Airport, FL bedraagt 227 km (142 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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