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Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Datum:Freitag 4 April 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:International Air Freight
Kennzeichen: NC52710
Werknummer: 19095
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The no. 2 engine failed on takeoff just before the crew could raise the landing gear. The pilot failed to feather the propeller. The DC-3 had insufficient airspeed and headed for an obstruction. The pilot then cut both engines and ditched the plane in a lake.



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