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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:dimanche 9 avril 1950
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Compagnie:Caribbean International Airways
Immatriculation: VP-BAO
Numéro de série: 118
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:S off Kingston, Jamaica (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Aéroport de destination:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaïque
Détails:
The aircraft was engaged on a ferry flight from Miami, USA to Kingston, Jamaica via Nassau, Bahamas following inspections and repairs. During the flight from Nassau to Kingston, both engine's failed and the aircraft was forced to alight on the sea south of Kingston. There were no injuries to the 4 crew. The aircraft later sank.

Probable Cause:

Findings:
(1) The primary cause of the accident was the failure of both engines due to stoppage of fuel supply. This resulted in a forced alighting in a heavy sea with subsequent damage due to which the aircraft sank.
(2) The accident Enquiry Board considers that the following were contributory factors to the accident:
(a) Incorrect installation of Fuel Shut Off cocks.
(b) Failure to rectify fuel sight gauges.
(c) Seizure of fuel selector valves precluding proper pre-flight fuel system checks in Miami and Nassau.
(d) Inadequate final handing over inspection of aircraft.
(e) Inadequate acceptance inspection of aircraft.
(f) Weather conditions at Kingston which precluded a more direct approach.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Nassau International Airport et Kingston Airport est de 788 km (493 miles).

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