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Datum:vrijdag 18 oktober 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Atlantic Air Cargo
Registratie: N437GB
Constructienummer: 19999
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Onbekend
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4,6 km (2.9 mijl) NW van Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) (   Bahamas)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF/KOPF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
The Douglas DC-3C cargo aircraft ditched to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean while on approach to Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Nassau, Bahamas.
The pilot reported that the left engine failed approximately 25-30 nautical miles from MYNN. During single engine operation, the aircraft performance was not optimal and the flight was not able to reach Nassau Airport. The decision was made to land the aircraft in the ocean. The airplane submerged and the two pilots onboard were not injured during the incident.

Probable Cause:

No Probable Cause statement was issued.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAID Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 80 days (3 months)
Accident number: AO-19-000059
Download report: Summary report
Language: English



photo of Douglas-DC-3C-N437GB
accident date: 18-10-2019
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: N437GB

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
6 April 1944 43-15533 USAAF delivered
1947 NC59360 John H. Eagle bought
Oct. 1951 NC59360 J.S. Abercrombie & Cameron Iron Works
Apr. 1953 N222H W.C. Hendrick
Feb. 1958 VP-BAA Skyways
Nov. 1958 VP-BAA Bahamas Airways
15 July 1959 VP-BBL Bahamas Airways
1967 VP-BBL F. Egbert
15 Dec. 1967 HR-LAD LANSA
1977 HR-LAD LANSA withdrawn from use
HR-LAD Islena Airlines
Feb. 1993 HR-LAD Islena Airlines withdrawn from use
11 April 1997 N437GB J&E Aviation Leasing registered
31 March 2006 N437GB Atlantic Air Cargo registered

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport en Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport bedraagt 296 km (185 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 4596e ongeval
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  • 20e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 21e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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