ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-6A N43865 Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN)
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Date:Friday 20 July 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:Kimex Inc
Registration: N43865
MSN: 44657/623
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) off Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) (   Jamaica)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Gainesville-J R Alison Municipal Airport, FL (GNV/KGNV), United States of America
Destination airport:Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
The DC-6A cargo plane crashed into sea in about 10 feet of water while on the second approach to Kingston Airport (KIN), Jamaica. The first approach had to be abandoned when the plane came in too high.
The airplane carried a load of eggs from Gainesville, FL (GNV).

» The Virgin Islands Daily News - Jul 23, 1979


photo of Douglas-C-118A-53-3286
accident date: 20-07-1979
type: Douglas C-118A
registration: 53-3286

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gainesville-J R Alison Municipal Airport, FL to Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport as the crow flies is 1411 km (882 miles).

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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