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Last updated: 22 April 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 14 Januar 1976
Zeit:18:35
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American-Rockwell Sabreliner 40
Fluggesellschaft:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Kennzeichen: N85
Werknummer: 282-97
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Recife, PE (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Georgetown-Wideawake Field (ASI/FHAW),
Flug nach:Recife International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
Ditched off Recife following fuel shortage. The Sabreliner was on a flight from Frankfurt to Oklahoma City with intermediate stops at Ascencion in the Atlantic Ocean and Recife.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot-made navigational error
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
FACTOR(S):
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Georgetown-Wideawake Field to Recife International Airport, PE as the crow flies is 2250 km (1407 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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