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Last updated: 5 June 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 21 septiembre 1978
Hora:12:43
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277C
Operador:Argosy Air Lines
Registración: N407D
Numéro de série: 2244
Año de Construcción: 1940
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:N off Havana, Cuba (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Número de Vuelo: 902
Descripción:
Argosy Air lines Flight 902 was operated by DC-3 N407D. The aircraft was to fly to Cuba to pick up 21 US citrus growers who were there on tour.
At 11:24 Flight 902 was cleared to taxi out from the Walkers Cay Jet Center to runway 09L for takeoff. At 11:29 they lifted off from Fort Lauderdale. Weather was fine as the DC-3 reached the cruising altitude of 6000 feet. At 12:25 the flight emerged on Havana's radar scopes, but the air traffic controller could not read any of the messages from the flight due to static. A high altitude plane relayed the messages to Havana and at 12:35 the messages became loud and clear. Eight minutes later the plane disappeared off the radar screens. The search for wreckage was called off at September 24.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Undetermined."

Fuentes:
» Bermuda Triangle Mystery web site
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Douglas-DC-3-277C-N407D
accident date: 21-09-1978
type: Douglas DC-3-277C
registration: N407D
 

Map
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 Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 409 km (256 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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