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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 15 mayo 1993
Hora:09:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Operador:Carga del Caribe
Registración: XA-SEA
Numéro de série: 43825/315
Año de Construcción: 1953
Horas Totales de la Célula:38447
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:22 km (13.8 milles) N de la costa de Cozumel Airport (CZM) (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Prueba
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), México
Descripción:
A Douglas DC-6 hit the water off Cancún Airport, Mexico, during a test flight. One pilot and two passengers died in the accident.
The aircraft departed Cancún Airport at 09:22 hours on a test flight to Cozumel, without the intention to land there, and back to Cancún. The intention was to verify the operation of the engines. In the flight plan the pilot noted that would fly at 2000 feet. At 15 miles from Cozumel, the flight requested authorization from the control tower of Cancún to descend. This was approved.
The aircraft descended in unfavorable weather conditions (rain) until it hit the water. The pilot in command and a passenger suffered serious injuries. The co-pilot was fatally injured and the other two passengers were reported missing.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: Performing an altitude loss operation, in low visibility conditions, with an exaggerated descent angle considering the flight level (2000 feet) over water, not allowing space for the recovery of the aircraft, until impacting the water surface.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 051/93
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» ICAO Adrep


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photo of Douglas-DC-6BF-N92BL
accident date: 15-05-1993
type: Douglas DC-6BF
registration: N92BL
 

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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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