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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 2 octubre 1971
Hora:13:10 AST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-228C
Operador:Island Gem Enterprises
Registración: N1981W
Numéro de série: 2232
Año de Construcción: 1940
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) W de la costa de Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport (STX/TISX), Islas Vírgenes Americanas
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sint Maarten-Juliana Airport (SXM/TNCM), Sint Maarten
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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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).

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