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Last updated: 3 June 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 21 septembre 1978
Heure:12:43
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277C
Compagnie:Argosy Air Lines
Immatriculation: N407D
Numéro de série: 2244
Année de Fabrication: 1940
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Disparu
Conséquences: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Lieu de l'accident:N off Havana, Cuba (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Numéro de vol: 902
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» Bermuda Triangle Mystery web site
» NTSB


Photos

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

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL et Havana-José Martí International Airport est de 409 km (256 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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