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Last updated: 11 May 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 28 März 1981
Zeit:15:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Betrieben durch:Caribbean Air Cargo
Gemietet von :Tuky Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N98AS
Werknummer: 10431
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von St. Croix (   U.S. Virgin Islands)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI/TBPB), Barbados
Flug nach:San Juan (unknown airport),
Unfallbericht:
The no. 3 engine caught fire. The fire was extinguished and the prop feathered. The DC-4 then suffered control difficulties and had to be ditched as a consequence. The aircraft sank after 45 minutes.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
miscellaneous - undetermined
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Informationsquelle:
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