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Last updated: 25 September 2018
Date:Sunday 10 January 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:Island Airlines LLC
Registration: N87SA
C/n / msn: BB-1089
First flight: 1982
Total airframe hrs:12545
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Croix-Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX/TISX), U.S. Virgin Islands
Destination airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
The pilot reported that he parked the airplane and shut down the requisite systems, then proceeded to the back of the airplane to allow the passengers to disembark and set the wheel chocks. He reported that as he began to open the cabin door, he realized that the airplane was rolling backwards. The airplane rolled into the wall of the airport terminal and the left and right elevators sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The pilot's failure to actuate the parking brake prior to leaving his seat, resulting in substantial damage."




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Distance from Saint Croix-Henry E. Rohlsen Airport to San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport as the crow flies is 150 km (94 miles).

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