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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 22 mei 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair T-29B (CV-240)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Dodita Air Cargo
Registratie: N355T
Constructienummer: 281
Bouwjaar: 1952
Aantal vlieguren:14239
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Luquillo (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden
Vliegveld van aankomst: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

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 Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport en San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport bedraagt 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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