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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 21 september 1978
Tijd:12:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Argosy Air Lines
Registratie: N407D
Constructienummer: 2244
Bouwjaar: 1940
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:N off Havana, Cuba (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Vluchtnummer: 902
Beschrijving:
Argosy Air lines Flight 902 was operated by DC-3 N407D. The aircraft was to fly to Cuba to pick up 21 US citrus growers who were there on tour.
At 11:24 Flight 902 was cleared to taxi out from the Walkers Cay Jet Center to runway 09L for takeoff. At 11:29 they lifted off from Fort Lauderdale. Weather was fine as the DC-3 reached the cruising altitude of 6000 feet. At 12:25 the flight emerged on Havana's radar scopes, but the air traffic controller could not read any of the messages from the flight due to static. A high altitude plane relayed the messages to Havana and at 12:35 the messages became loud and clear. Eight minutes later the plane disappeared off the radar screens. The search for wreckage was called off at September 24.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Undetermined."

Bronnen:
» Bermuda Triangle Mystery web site
» NTSB


Foto's

photo of Douglas-DC-3-277C-N407D
accident date: 21-09-1978
type: Douglas DC-3-277C
registration: N407D
 

Kaart
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 Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL en Havana-José Martí International Airport bedraagt 409 km (256 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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