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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 6 November 1992
Time:02:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Operator:Aerochago Airlines
Registration: HI-619SP
C/n / msn: 45158/744
First flight: 1956
Engines: 4 Wright R-3350-93
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dania Beach, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ/MDSD), Dominican Republic
Narrative:
The no. 4 engine failed after takeoff. The no. 2 engine also failed a little later. The pilot then elected to ditch the aircraft 140 m offshore.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the #4 engine for an undetermined reasons(s), and the inability of the airplane to remain airborne due to the overgross weight takeoff performed by the pilot. Factors which contributed to the accident were: the questionable airworthiness of the airplane and engines due to the lack of records, and the failure of the federal aviation administration to adequately survey the operator."

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 16.11.92 (15)
» ICAO Summary 5/94 (#74)
» NTSB
» Scramble 162
» Scramble 163


Photos

photo of Douglas DC-7CF HI-61PCA
HI-61PCA was a temorary registration, it later became HI-619SP
photo of Douglas DC-7CF N3775U
N3775U was later sold to Aerochago Airlines as HI-619SP
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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 Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport as the crow flies is 1364 km (852 miles).

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