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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 8 février 1977
Heure:14:13
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Compagnie:Aerolineas Argo
Immatriculation: HI-208
Numéro de série: 30685
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG) (   Porto Rico)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Porto Rico
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
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

Sources:
» 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
 
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