Date & Time: Jan 23, 1967 at 0901 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
On final approach to San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marin Airport (Island Grande), the airplane struck the ground 250 feet short of runway threshold. Upon impact, the right wing was torn off and the airplane came to rest. All 28 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The pilot-in-command misjudged distance, speed and altitude on final approach. Last 15 seconds of flight, the crew adopted a rate of descent of 1,600 feet per minute.