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Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 6 mayo 1977
Hora:03:02
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)
Naturaleza:Carga
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
Descripción:
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:

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.
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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