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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:sábado 29 noviembre 1986
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operador:Eastern Metro Express Airlines
Registración: N930MA
Numéro de série: 190
Año de Construcción: 1968
Horas Totales de la Célula:33397
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport (MAZ/TJMZ), Puerto Rico
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, N930MA, was damaged in a takeoff accident at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The pilot stated that on takeoff roll as the nose wheel was lifted at approx 60 knots, the aircraft veered sharply to the left, ran off the runway and collided with the glide slope building. No evidence was found during the examination of the aircraft structure, flight control systems or right powerplant to suggest a failure or malfunction prior to impact with the glide slope building.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:
aircraft handling..poor..pilot in command
rotation..premature..pilot in command
directional control..not maintained..pilot in command
ground loop/swerve..uncontrolled..pilot in command



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Distance from San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to Mayaguez-Eugenio M. de Hostos Airport as the crow flies is 122 km (76 miles).

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