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Accident description
Last updated: 23 February 2018
Status:Final
Date:Friday 30 September 2016
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C
Operator:Southern Air Charter
Registration: N376SA
C/n / msn: UB-72
First flight: 1987
Total airframe hrs:18899
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Deadman's Cay Airport (LGI) (   Bahamas)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Destination airport:Deadman's Cay Airport (LGI/MYLD), Bahamas
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 1900C, N376SA, was damaged in a gear-up landing on runway 09/27 at Deadman's Cay Airport, Bahamas.
The captain reported that 10 miles from landing, when the aircraft flaps were selected to the approach position for landing, at this point he realized that the flaps were not working. He further stated that he elected to continue the approach and prepare for a no-flaps landing. The performance charts for the aircraft were consulted and preparations were made for the landing. Both pilot claimed landing gears were selected to the down and locked position and three green lights confirming gears locked was noted. They further claimed that it was only upon touch down did they realize the gears were in fact, not down and locked when they started seeing the propeller disintegrate.
Eyewitnesses reported that the undercarriage was up during the entire approach.

Probable Cause:

Findings:
- The flight crew failed to extend the landing gear as required prior to a landing.
- The GPWS warning system was unserviceable
- The flaps were inoperative
- Unknown distractions existed during the approach and landing that may have contributed to distract the pilot resulting in the aircraft landing with the landing gear in the retracted position.
- Both pilots gave differing and varying accounts of what occurred, and what actions they took on the flight deck prior to the gear up landing.
- Analysis of the CVR uncovered a possible intentional complete dump of the information contained on the CVR equipment.

Classification:
Wheel(s) up landing

Sources:
» Civil Aviation Department statement


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Distance from Nassau International Airport to Deadman's Cay Airport as the crow flies is 315 km (197 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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