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Date:Monday 15 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:JMG Inc
Registration: N9018N
MSN: 44425/476
First flight: 1954
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Haiti (   Haiti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:South Caicos International Airport (XSC/MBSC), Turks and Caicos Islands
Destination airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
The DC-6B was en route from South Caicos to Port-au-Prince, Haiti when one engine was shut down after running out of oil. Subsequently two other engines were shut down as well for the same reason. The aircraft ditched.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - oil exhaustion-engine lubrication system
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
instruments/equipment and accessories - communications and navigation equipment: transmitters and/or receivers
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - unknown/not reported




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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 South Caicos International Airport to Port-au-Prince Airport as the crow flies is 334 km (209 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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