Date: July 15, 1965
Time: 17:05
Location: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Operator: Virgin Islands Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: de Havilland 106A
Registration: N6503D
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 12   (passengers:11  crew:1)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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