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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 26 May 1979
Time:14:45
Type:Howard 350
Operator:Inter Island Shipping Inc.
Registration: N1514S
C/n / msn: 5891
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Bimini International Airport (BIM/MYBS), Bahamas
Narrative:
A Howard 350, N1514S, was destroyed when it collided with trees while performing a forced landing near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
One engine had lost power shortly after takeoff. Anti-Detonant Injection fluid was found in the carburettor of the engine.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
powerplant - fuel system: carburetor
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
FACTOR:
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft

Sources:
» NTSB
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Bimini International Airport as the crow flies is 97 km (61 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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