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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 22 Mai 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair T-29B (CV-240)
Fluggesellschaft:Dodita Air Cargo
Kennzeichen: N355T
Werknummer: 281
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Luquillo (   Puerto Rico)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST),
Flug nach:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ),
The aircraft was in cruise flight at 3000 feet, 20 minutes after takeoff from St. Thomas, when the no. 1 engine temperature 100 degrees and the oil pressure started to fluctuate. The engine was shut down.
Passing Fajardo (Puerto Rico), the no. 2 engine started banging and quit producing power. The aircraft began to descend and was descending through 500 feet when the no. 1 engine was restarted. A forced landing was made to a beach coming to a complete stop in 5 feet of water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the aft master rod in the right engine, and failure of the front master rod bearing in the left engine, which resulted in a forced landing on a beach and a subsequent encounter with ocean water. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 131 days (4 months)
Accident number: MIA97LA174
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB Identification: MIA97LA174
» Scramble 217


photo of Convair-T-29B-N64725
accident date: 22-05-1997
type: Convair T-29B (CV-240)
registration: N64725

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 Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport to San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport as the crow flies is 108 km (68 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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