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Last updated: 11 May 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 5 April 1990
Zeit:17:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas Mundo - AMSA
Kennzeichen: HI-515CT
Werknummer: 4192
Baujahr: 1956
Betriebsstunden:16822
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Levittown (   Puerto Rico)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ),
Flug nach:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ/MDSD), Dominikanische Republik
Unfallbericht:
The pilot took off on a three-engined (the no. 3 engine feathered) ferry flight without authorization. The no. 2 engine caught fire on climbout, followed by the a no. 1 engine failure. The Constellation was then ditched just offshore.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fire of an undetermined origin that resulted in a loss of power in two engines during a three engine ferry flight. Factors related to the accident were: failure of the pilot to obtain the required authorization for the three engine ferry flight, and his operation of the aircraft with known deficiencies."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#77)
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Lockheed-C-121S-Super-Constellation-HI-515CT
accident date: 05-04-1990
type: Lockheed C-121S Super Constellation
registration: HI-515CT
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport as the crow flies is 385 km (240 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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