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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 24 junio 1972
Hora:23:17 EST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Prinair Heron 2B
Operador:Prinair
Registración: N554PR
Numéro de série: 14085
Año de Construcción: 1955
Horas Totales de la Célula:11364
Motores: 4 Continental IO-520E
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Ponce-Mercedita Airport (PSE) (   Puerto Rico)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 9 m (30 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Ponce-Mercedita Airport (PSE/TJPS), Puerto Rico
Número de Vuelo: 191
Descripción:
The Heron was over-rotated, lost control and crashed while the crew were executing a go-around after trying to land on runway 29.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the loss of directional control during a go-around from a landing attempt. Control was lost when the aircraft was overrotated at too low an airspeed to sustain flight. The crew's reasons for rejecting the landing are not known."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 6 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-75-17
Download report: Final report


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Distance from San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport to Ponce-Mercedita Airport as the crow flies is 76 km (47 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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