Vieques Air Link Flight 901A

Vieques Air Link Flight 901A was a flight from Vieques Airport, Vieques, Puerto Rico, to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands that crashed on August 2, 1984, killing all nine passengers and crew on board.wikipedia
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Vieques Air Link Flight 901A was a flight from Vieques Airport, Vieques, Puerto Rico, to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands that crashed on August 2, 1984, killing all nine passengers and crew on board.

Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Vieques Air Link Flight 901A was a flight from Vieques Airport, Vieques, Puerto Rico, to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands that crashed on August 2, 1984, killing all nine passengers and crew on board.

Saint Croix

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Vieques Air Link Flight 901A was a flight from Vieques Airport, Vieques, Puerto Rico, to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands that crashed on August 2, 1984, killing all nine passengers and crew on board.

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

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The flight was operated by a Britten-Norman Islander, registration N589SA.

Atlantic Ocean

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According to an airport mechanic, the aircraft then lost altitude, the pilot regaining it momentarily before the aircraft banked to its left and nosedived into the Atlantic Ocean.

National Transportation Safety Board

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In the course of its investigation the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) learned that on March 13, 1984, the young pilot had completed training at a flying school to obtain a commercial pilot's license, but was not qualified to fly as a pilot-in-command of a commuter airliner, being restricted to air charter operations only.

Air charter

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In the course of its investigation the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) learned that on March 13, 1984, the young pilot had completed training at a flying school to obtain a commercial pilot's license, but was not qualified to fly as a pilot-in-command of a commuter airliner, being restricted to air charter operations only.

Aircraft engine

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Further investigation revealed that the aircraft's left hand fuel tank had been filled with fuel from an underground tank contaminated with water from previous days of heavy rains, which ultimately caused the No.1 engine to fail.

Carbon dioxide

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Four were found to have loose CO₂ gas cylinders, used for inflation of the vests.

Federal Aviation Administration

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) later examined all of Vieques Air Link's life vests and found that about 40 percent of them had loose inflation cylinders.

Britten-Norman Trislander

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Furthermore, it was also discovered that the aircraft's safety cards depicted a Britten-Norman Trislander, not an Islander; and that the card incorrectly showed the location of the inflation toggle and mouthpiece of the life vest type used by the airline.