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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 2 Oktober 1971
Zeit:13:10 AST
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-228C
Fluggesellschaft:Island Gem Enterprises
Kennzeichen: N1981W
Werknummer: 2232
Baujahr: 1940
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:32 km (20 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport (STX/TISX),
Flug nach:Sint Maarten-Juliana Airport (SXM/TNCM), Sint Maarten
Unfallbericht:
Fuel exhaustion forced the crew to ditch the aircraft, West of St. Maarten island.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport to Sint Maarten-Juliana Airport as the crow flies is 182 km (114 miles).

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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