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Fecha:sábado 26 mayo 1979
Tipo:Howard 350
Operador:Inter Island Shipping Inc.
Registración: N1514S
Numéro de série: 5891
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bimini International Airport (BIM/MYBS), Bahamas
A Howard 350, N1514S, was destroyed when it collided with trees while performing a forced landing near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
One engine had lost power shortly after takeoff. Anti-Detonant Injection fluid was found in the carburettor of the engine.

Probable Cause:

personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
powerplant - fuel system: carburetor
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft

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Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Bimini International Airport as the crow flies is 97 km (61 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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