Date: December 28, 1970
Time: 14:42
Location: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Operator: Trans Caribbean Airways
Flight #: 505
Route: New York - St. Thomas
AC Type: Boeing B-727-2A7
Registration: N8790R
cn / ln: 20240
Aboard: 55   (passengers:48  crew:7)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:2  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft experienced a hard landing which caused it to bounce. The crew executed a second touchdown which caused the main landing gear to fail. The aircraft veered off the right side of the runway, passed through the airport perimeter fence, crossed a paved highway and hit an embankment. Captain's use of improper techniques in recovering from a high bounce generated by a poorly executed approach and touchdown.

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