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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Fecha:jueves 22 mayo 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair T-29B (CV-240)
Operador:Dodita Air Cargo
Registración: N355T
Numéro de série: 281
Año de Construcción: 1952
Horas Totales de la Célula:14239
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Luquillo (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), Islas Vírgenes Americanas
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
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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