ASN Aircraft accident Howard 350 N544B Guantanamo, Cuba [Caribbean Sea]
ASN logo

Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 27 April 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic howd model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard 350
Operator:Triple D Transport Co.
Registration: N544B
MSN: 5267
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:27 km (16.9 mls) S off Guantanamo, Cuba [Caribbean Sea] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The aircraft ditched in the Caribbean Sea after the pilots got lost. During last radio contact the crew reported that the navigational instruments were out.
The flight originated in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It's unknown if the flight made an en route stop before it went missing.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - became lost/disoriented
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
miscellaneous acts,conditions - electrical failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Loss of situational awareness

» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: languages


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314