NTSB Identification: MIA77FA053
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3, registration: N28392

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3457  77/4/14    SAN JUAN,PR         DOUGLAS DC-3        CR-  0  0  2  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 37, 10000
        TIME - 0936                    N28392              PX-  0  0  0  COMPANY FLIGHT            TOTAL HOURS, 5000 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SAN JUAN INTL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SAN JUAN,PR                 MARTINIQUE,VI
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: VALVE ASSEMBLIES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LOW COMPRESSION
           POWERPLANT - IGNITION SYSTEM: IGNITION HARNESS,SHIELDING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CHAFED
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           SYSTEMS - HYDRAULIC SYSTEM: RESERVOIR,LINES,FITTINGS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LEAK/LEAKAGE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTENTIONAL GROUND-WATER-LOOP-SWERVE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT CROSS WIND 248-292 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           80                                                      170
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           7                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- T/D ON 1ST THIRD OF 7000FT RWY. ATTEMPTED GROUND LOOP IN LAST 500FT.

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