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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:zaterdag 24 juni 1972
Tijd:23:17 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Prinair Heron 2B
Registratie: N554PR
Constructienummer: 14085
Bouwjaar: 1955
Aantal vlieguren:11364
Motoren: 4 Continental IO-520E
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Ponce-Mercedita Airport (PSE) (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ponce-Mercedita Airport (PSE/TJPS), Puerto Rico
Vluchtnummer: 191
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:
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport en Ponce-Mercedita Airport bedraagt 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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