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Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 1 octubre 1978
Hora:17:54
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Operador:Evergreen Air
Registración: N74Z
Numéro de série: 25954/14509
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:200 km (125 milles) S de la costa de Fort Walton Beach, FL, U.S. (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Desconocido
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Descripción:
The DC-3 transport plane ditched in the Gulf of Mexico when the pilot had become lost following electrical system failure.
The airplane ditched near the merchant marine steamship St. Mary.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - became lost/disoriented
miscellaneous acts,conditions - electrical failure
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Fuentes:
» NTSB
» St. Petersburg Times - Oct 2, 1978


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