Virgin Islands Airways

Virgin Islands Airways Thursday July 15, 1965
The plane crashed into the water shortly after taking off. The pilot failed to maintain flying speed after lifting off prematurely. Failed to abort takeoff. Selected wrong runway relative to wind. Improperly loaded aircraft.

Crash Details

DateThursday July 15, 1965
LocationSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Passengers11
Crew1
Fatalities8
Survivors4
Aircraft Typede Havilland 106A
OperatorVirgin Islands Airways
RegistrationN6503D
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Airways
de Havilland 106A
1965