Vliegtuigongeval op 02 JAN 1978 met Douglas DC-3-201D N15598 - Río Grande Municipality
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 2 januari 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aero Virgin Islands - AVI
Registratie: N15598
Constructienummer: 2258
Bouwjaar: 1940
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,3km N off Río Grande Municipality (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Thomas Airport (STT/TIST), Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
The no. 1 engine failed 12 miles east of San Juan. While securing the engine, a loss of power on the no. 2 engine occurred. The pilot was forced to ditch the DC-3 1000 feet offshore.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - inattentive to fuel supply
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate supervision of flight crew
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate inspection of aircraft (maintenance personnel)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines



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