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Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 26 octubre 1981
Hora:18:24
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation (VC-121B)
Operador:Aerolineas Argo
Registración: HI-328
Numéro de série: 2607
Año de Construcción: 1949
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:W off Saint Thomas Airport (STT) (   Islas Vírgenes Americanas)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport (STX/TISX), Islas Vírgenes Americanas
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Saint Thomas Airport (STT/TIST), Islas Vírgenes Americanas
Descripción:
The Constellation struck the sea while in right turn to runway 09. The aircraft had just performed a turn to avoid other traffic.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged altitude and clearance
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Fuentes:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-HI-328
accident date: 26-10-1981
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: HI-328
 

Map
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 Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport to Saint Thomas Airport as the crow flies is 73 km (45 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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