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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 1 December 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-44D4-6
Operator:Tradewinds International Airlines
Registration: N100BB
C/n / msn: 29
First flight: 1961-12-26 (31 years)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515-10
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
The airplane was struck by lightning on approach to Borinquen, causing all engines to lose power. The crew managed to land safely, but the aircraft landed heavily, causing substantial damage. N100BB was withdrawn from use and scrapped.



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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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