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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Friday 28 November 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:Miami Air Lease
Registration: N844TA
C/n / msn: 44421/489
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Bimini (   Bahamas)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck the water and broke up on impact. Clandestine flight.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

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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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