Flugunfall 14 JUL 1990 einer Lockheed L-188CF Electra N4465F - Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Samstag 14 Juli 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188CF Electra
Fluggesellschaft:TPI International Airways
Kennzeichen: N4465F
Werknummer: 1096
Baujahr: 1959-09-29 (30 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Allison 501-D13
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA) (   Aruba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA/TNCA), Aruba
Flug nach:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
The no. 3 propeller gearbox failed, causing the prop to separate. A broken propeller blade struck the no. 4 propeller, which also separated. A propeller then crossed under the aircraft slicing through the fuselage, cables, hydraulics and pressure vessel, damaging the no. 2 engine.
The no. 2, 3 and 4 engines were shut down. An emergency landing was carried out at Aruba with no brakes, 10deg flaps and limited flight controls.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The in-flight loss of the nos 3 and 4 propellers and gearboxes for undetermined reasons. The failed components were not recovered from the Caribbean sea."

» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#79)
» Scramble Vol.12, nr. 05


photo of Lockheed-L-188CF-Electra-N4465F
accident date: 14-07-1990
type: Lockheed L-188CF Electra
registration: N4465F

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 Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport to Panama City-Tocumen International Airport as the crow flies is 1086 km (679 miles).

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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