ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N778L San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 29 October 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Jamie Munoz
Registration: N778L
MSN: 83
First flight: 1955
Total airframe hrs:6290
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Struck a palm tree on takeoff and crashed between 2 roads. Overloaded by 1928 lb (875 kg).

Probable Cause:

preflight planning/preparation..inadequate..pilot in command
aircraft weight and balance..exceeded..pilot in command



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