AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT. PUERTO RICO INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES, INC., DEHAVILLAND DH-114, N554PR, PONCE, PUERTO RICO, JUNE 24, 1972

About 2317 e.s.t., on June 24, 1972 Puerto Rico International Airlines, Inc., Flight 191, a DeHavilland DH-114 Heron, (N554PR), crashed on the Mercedita Airport, Ponce, Puerto Rico. The crew was executing a go-around after rejecting a landing on runway 29. The captain, the copilot, and 3 of the 18 passengers were killed. Seven passengers were injured seriously, and eight were injured slightly; the aircraft was destroyed. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the loss of directional control during a go-around from a landing attempt. Control was lost when the aircraft was overrotated at too low an airspeed to sustain flight. The crew's reasons for rejecting the landing are not known.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also NTISUB/A/104-75/016. Also available on subscription $25.00/year domestic, $35.00/year foreign. Errata sheet inserted.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

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    D.C. Bureau of Aviation Safety.

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  • Publication Date: 1975-12-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-17
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM