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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:Montag 29 Juni 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Fluggesellschaft:Western Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N15569
Werknummer: 4887
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
Flug nach:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
After completion of major overhaul on the DC-3, a routine test flight was made. The right wing dropped and struck the ground immediately after lifting off runway 25R. The right wing broke off and the aircraft cart wheeled to a stop.
It appeared that the elevator control cables were reversed.

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (92-94)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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