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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Datum:maandag 29 juni 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Western Air Lines
Registratie: N15569
Constructienummer: 4887
Bouwjaar: 1942
Aantal vlieguren:30793
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Test
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
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 Networkís 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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