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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 16 März 1995
Zeit:03:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Fluggesellschaft:Great Barrier Airlines (New Zealand)
Kennzeichen: N37ST
Werknummer: 207
Baujahr: 1969
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:325 km (203.1 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Oahu Island, HI, USA (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), USA
Flug nach:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft departed from Oakland for a ferry flight to Auckland via Hawaii. Whilst flying at FL120, 740 km NE from Honolulu, the crew experienced fuel transfer problems and declared an emergency. Some 325 km out of Honolulu, at 05:15 PST, the crew was forced to ditch the aircraft.
A nearby ship rescued the occupants.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Intentional ditching due to the flight crew's failure to properly manage the fuel system, and operation of the airplane in an excessively overweight condition."

Informationsquelle:
» Air Safety Week 17 April 1995 (p. 10)
» NTSB id. LAX95LA137
» Scramble 192(53)


Fotos

photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-F-BTAO
accident date: 16-03-1995
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: F-BTAO
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Oakland International Airport, CA to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3848 km (2405 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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