ASN Aircraft accident Howard 350 N1514S Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 26 May 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic howd model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard 350
Operator:Inter Island Shipping Inc.
Registration: N1514S
MSN: 5891
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Bimini International Airport (BIM/MYBS), Bahamas
A Howard 350, N1514S, was destroyed when it collided with trees while performing a forced landing near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
One engine had lost power shortly after takeoff. Anti-Detonant Injection fluid was found in the carburettor of the engine.

Probable Cause:

personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
powerplant - fuel system: carburetor
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft

Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Bimini International Airport as the crow flies is 97 km (61 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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