Date & Time: Oct 1, 1978 at 1754 LT
Type of aircraft:
Evergreen Air of Montana
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Miami - San Juan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
En route from Miami to San Juan, the airplane suffered a major electrical failure. The crew lost his orientation and flew to the west over the Gulf of Mexico. Eventually, the captain elected to ditch the aircraft that crashed into the sea about 125 miles south of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The crew of the merchant ship 'St Mary' was able to rescue three people while a crew member was killed.
The aircraft was ditched after the crew became lost/disoriented following the failure of the electrical system. A forced landing off airport on water was completed after the airplane became low on fuel. The exact cause of the electrical failure could not be determined.