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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Fecha:viernes 6 mayo 1977
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operador:Inter Air
Registración: N355W
Numéro de série: 22523
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,3 km (0.2 milles) de la costa de Fort Lauderdale, FL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami (unknown airport), FL, Estados Unidos de América
An overheated no. 2 engine caused a loss of power. The pilot wasn't able to keep the prop feathered and had to ditch the aircraft in 15 feet of water, 300 m offshore. The aircraft was carrying 3 Enstrom helicopters to San Juan with an enroute stop at Miami.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
powerplant - propeller and accessories: governors
powerplant - ignition system: magnetos
miscellaneous acts,conditions - excessive-wear/play
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine



photo of Curtiss-C-46F-Commando-N355W
accident date: 06-05-1977
type: Curtiss C-46F Commando
registration: N355W
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