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Last updated: 13 December 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 22 octobre 2004
Heure:13:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C
Compagnie:Southern Air Charter
Immatriculation: N79YV
Numéro de série: UB-41
Année de Fabrication: 1985
Heures de vol:26397
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,1 km (0.1 milles) S de New Providence Island (   Bahamas)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Arthur's Town Airport (ATC/MYCA), Bahamas
Aéroport de destination:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Numéro de vol: 204
Détails:
Southern Air Charter Flight 204 departed Arthur's Town Airport on Cat Island, Bahamas and the airplane climbed to 8500 feet. During cruise flight approximately 28 miles from the destination airport, the right engine lost 60 percent power. The engine remained in that state for approximately 3-5 minutes, then the fuel pressure annunciation light illuminated. The right standby fuel pump was activated, the flight continued, and when the flight was approximately 18-19 miles from the destination airport while flying at 5,500 feet, the right engine quit. The right propeller was feathered and the engine was shut down, and air traffic control cleared the flight for a straight in approach to runway 27 at the destination airport. The flight continued and while flying between 3,000 and 3,500 feet, the left engine began similar indications; however, the left engine power decreased to between 30 and 40 percent. Unable to land at the destination airport, the airplane was ditched 80 yards off the southern shoreline of New Providence Island and all occupants evacuated the airplane.
Investigation revealed that the right engine stopped from fuel exhaustion.

Probable Cause:

The final report did not contain a Probable Cause-statement as mentioned in ICAO Annex 13.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: DCA Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 101 days (3 months)
Accident number: A0514022
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Nassau Guardian
» NTSB


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Arthur's Town Airport et Nassau International Airport est de 185 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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