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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 6 mei 1977
Tijd:03:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Inter Air
Registratie: N355W
Constructienummer: 22523
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,3 km (0.2 mijl) van Fort Lauderdale, FL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami (unknown airport), FL, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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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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