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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 2 septembre 1951
Heure:10:10 EST
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-2
Compagnie:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Immatriculation: N90662
Numéro de série: 49
Année de Fabrication: 1948
Heures de vol:4146
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA18
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 30
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 34
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Kingston (   Jamaïque)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Camagüey-Ign Agramonte International Airport (CMW/MUCM), Cuba
Aéroport de destination:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaïque
Numéro de vol:PA507
Détails:
PanAm Flight 507 departed Miami, at 07:00 and made a routine scheduled stop at Camagüey, Cuba. The flight departed there on schedule at 09:00, cleared under visual flight rules direct to Kingston, Jamaica. At 10:03 Flight 507 reported its position to Palisadoes Airport Tower, Kingston, as 20 miles north and a little later was cleared into the traffic pattern for runway 14. The flight acknowledged this clearance and shortly thereafter reported that the field was in sight. Palisadoes Tower then advised Flight 507 of the presence of a local squall between Kingston and the approach end of runway 14, with heavy rain at the airport, and suggested a low approach. The first approach was abandoned due to the bad weather. The Convair circled the airport and descended into the water of Kingston Harbour about 800 feet short of the runway. A motor launch from a nearby salvage vessel arrived alongside the wrecked aircraft in a matter of minutes and took the survivors ashore. The wreckage floated for a short time, then sank, leaving only a part of the tail group and one wing visible above the surface of the water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The serious error in judgement and piloting technique on the part of the co-pilot and the failure of the captain to recognize the error and take over the controls in sufficient time to take corrective action."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0074


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Plan
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 Camagüey-Ign Agramonte International Airport et Kingston Airport est de 401 km (250 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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