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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 26 abril 2009
Hora:04:28
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operador:Four Star Air Cargo
Registración: N136FS
Numéro de série: 10267
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:19952
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Saint Thomas-Cyril E. King Airport (STT/TIST), Islas Vírgenes Americanas
Descripción:
A Douglas DC-3, N136FS, operated by Four Star Air Cargo, was substantially damaged after experiencing a cockpit fire during taxi at San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), Puerto Rico. The four crewmembers were not injured.
According to an FAA inspector, the airplane was taxiing to the runway when the pilots observed a fire emanating from behind the instrument panel. As the pilots were shutting down the engines, they became overwhelmed with fire and smoke, and quickly exited the airplane along with the two cargo handlers. The fire subsequently consumed a large portion of the airplane before it was extinguished.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "Worn electrical wires and a fuel pressure indicating system hose, which resulted in a ground fire during taxi."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 197 days (7 months)
Accident number: ERA09LA266
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» Se incendia avión justo antes de despegar en aeropuerto LMM (Primera Hora, 26-4-2009)
» NTSB


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accident date: 26-04-2009
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: N136FS
photo of Douglas-DC-3C-N136FS
accident date: 26-04-2009
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: N136FS
photo of Douglas-DC-3C-N136FS
accident date: 26-04-2009
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: N136FS
photo of Douglas-DC-3C-N136FS
accident date: 26-04-2009
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: N136FS
 

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