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.
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Washington, DC United States 20594
D.C. Bureau of Aviation Safety.,
- Publication Date: 1975-12-17
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Aircraft pilotage; Crash investigation; Crashes; Landing
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft landing; Flight maneuvers
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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