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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:zondag 1 oktober 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Evergreen Air
Registratie: N74Z
Constructienummer: 25954/14509
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:200 km (125 mijl) S van Fort Walton Beach, FL, U.S. (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
The DC-3 transport plane ditched in the Gulf of Mexico when the pilot had become lost following electrical system failure.
The airplane ditched near the merchant marine steamship St. Mary.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - became lost/disoriented
miscellaneous acts,conditions - electrical failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

» St. Petersburg Times - Oct 2, 1978


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