Date & Time: Oct 20, 1971 at 2205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Balair - USA
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Santo Domingo - Miami
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
While cruising by night on a cargo flight from Santo Domingo to Miami, the four engine airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea off Great Inagua Island. The airplane exploded while contacting water and was totally destroyed. All four occupants were killed.
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, the assumption that a fire broke out in the cargo compartment was not ruled out.