AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: SKYWAYS INTERNATIONAL, INC. DOUGLAS DC-7C, N296, NEAR THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JUNE 21, 1973

A Skyways International, Inc., Douglas DC-7C crashed into the Everglades, 8.9 nautical miles northwest of the Miami International Airport, on June 21, 1973. The accident occurred at 0426 e.d.t., about 6 minutes after the aircraft took off from runway 27L on the Miami International Airport. Before the aircraft crashed, fire damaged the left wing and the No. 1 engine. The aircraft was destroyed on impact. Three crewmembers, the only persons on board, were killed. The accident occurred during the hours of darkness and extremely heavy rain, wind, and lightning. There were no eyewitnesses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-27

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-74-2
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM