Accident Douglas DC-3A-S1C3G N19BA, Wednesday 4 April 2001
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Date:Wednesday 4 April 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A-S1C3G
Owner/operator:Roblex Aviation
Registration: N19BA
MSN: 4986
Year of manufacture:1942
Total airframe hrs:39832 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,6 km E of San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ)
Destination airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
DC-3 N19BA was being used for a training flight out of San Juan-Luis Munoz Marin Airport to practice ILS approaches. After performing a touch-and-go on runway 10, the right engine failed. Engine failure emergency procedures where carried out when the left engine stopped producing power as well. The crew ditched the plane in the laguna La Torrecilla, one mile East of the airport. The co-pilot reported that the captain feathered the left propeller when carrying out the emergency procedures for the right hand engine.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's activation of the left propeller feathering button after failure of the right engine for undetermined reasons resulting in loss of all engine power and the airplane making a forced landing in water."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA01IA110
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


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photo (c) Ken Madden; San Juan, P.R.; 05 April 2001

photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Pontiac Airport, MI (PTK); 15 April 1990

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