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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 28 septembre 2014
Heure:10:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PADC/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Compagnie:Air Flamenco
Immatriculation: N906GD
Numéro de série: 3008
Année de Fabrication: 1984-01-21 (30 years 9 months)
Heures de vol:15926
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Ceiba-Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport (   Porto Rico)
Phase de vol: Au roulage (TXI)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Ceiba-Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport (TJVR), Porto Rico
Aéroport de destination:Culebra Airport (CPX/TJCP), Porto Rico
Détails:
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-26, N906GD, collided with a ditch after the pilot reported that he lost consciousness while taxiing at Ceiba-Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport (TJRV), Puerto Rico. The pilot received minor injuries and the six passengers were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported that prior to the flight, it was extremely hot that day and he did not eat breakfast. While taxiing to the runway, he felt dizzy, lost consciousness, and subsequently the airplane veered off the taxiway and came to rest in a ditch. When the pilot woke up the engines were still running and the passengers were asking the pilot "what should they do." The pilot shut down the engines and instructed the passengers to open the rear door and exit through the rear of the airplane. The passengers exited though the rear doors and gathered on the taxiway behind the airplane. The pilot exited the airplane, verified that there were no injuries, and called for emergency services.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the nose gear firewall.

Weather information from the date of the accident shows a temperature of 28.3°C with a heat index of 32.7°C at 09:53 local time.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot’s loss of consciousness during taxi for reasons that could not be determined based on the available information."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: ERA14LA465
Download report: Summary report
Language: English

Sources:
» NTSB


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Ceiba-Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport et Culebra Airport est de 36 km (23 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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