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Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 8 febrero 1977
Hora:14:13
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operador:Aerolineas Argo
Registración: HI-208
Numéro de série: 30685
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG) (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The propeller couldn't be feathered following an engine failure. The aircraft lost speed and altitude and had to be ditched before it could reach the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
powerplant - ignition system: ignition harness,shielding
powerplant - propeller and accessories: hydraulic pitch control mechanism
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
FACTORS:
systems - electrical system: generators/alternators
systems - electrical system: batteries
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on water

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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photo of Curtiss-C-46D-Commando-HI-208
accident date: 08-02-1977
type: Curtiss C-46D Commando
registration: HI-208
 
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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