Airplane Crash - Off Kingston, Jamaica 04/10/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Kingston, Jamaica


Date04/10/1953
LocationOff Kingston, Jamaica
OperatorCaribbean International Airways
TypeLockheed 18-56 LodeStar
RegistrationVP-JBC
Cn/In2568
Aboard13
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryLost an engine on takeoff, climbed to 100-200 ft. entering a slight banking turn and crashed into the sea. Failure of the left engine which was due to the cracking of the accessory drive gear. Failure of the pilot to take precautionary steps on hearing the back firing, which was a warning of possible engine failure.

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