Date & Time: Sep 12, 1979 at 0615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Miami - Cockburn Town - Charlotte Amalie
Turks and Caicos Islands
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
Shortly after takeoff from Cockburn Town Airport runway 11, while in initial climb, one of the engine failed. The crew attempted an emergency landing and ditched the aircraft in a lagoon, about 1,6 km from the runway end. The airplane came to rest in shallow water and was damaged beyond repair. All three occupants escaped uninjured.
Engine failure for unknown reasons.