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Last updated: 17 February 2019
Datum:Freitag 8 Februar 2019
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair C-131B Samaritan
Fluggesellschaft:Conquest Air Cargo
Kennzeichen: N145GT
Werknummer: 256
Baujahr: 1955
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:21 km (13.1 Meilen) E vom Land entfernt von Bay Harbor Islands, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Flug nach:Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), USA
Conquest Air Cargo flight 504, a Convair C-131B Samaritan cargo plane, ditched into the Atlantic Ocean off Miami, Florida, USA. One persone was rescued, by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. The Coast Guard conducted maritime and aerial searches for the missing pilot for approximately 21 hours and in an area of 364 square nautical miles. The search was then suspended.
The aircraft departed Nassau, Bahamas at 11:13 hours local time on a cargo flight to Opa-Locka Airport, Florida, USA and climbed to the en route altitude of 4300 feet. At 12:03 hours, at a distance of 95 km from Opa-Locka, the aircraft began to lose altitude. The aircraft continued to lose height until it hit the sea about 12:15, 21 km off shore and 37 km from Opa-Locka. Photos from the scene suggest the aircraft broke up after it hit the sea, The left hand wing separated from the fuselage.
Conquest Air Cargo reported to local media that the pilot declared an emergency and attempted a water landing.

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photo of Convair C-131B Samaritan N145GT
photo of Convair C-131B Samaritan N145GT
photo of Convair C-131B Samaritan N145GT
N145GT started operating for Conquest Air in October 2014
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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 Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport to Opa-Locka Airport, FL as the crow flies is 297 km (185 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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