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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 29 november 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Purdue University
Registratie: N386T
Constructienummer: 20411
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:12241
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Morgantown, WV (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lafayette-Purdue University Airport, IN (LAF/KLAF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Morgantown Airport, WV (MGW/KMGW), Verenigde Staten
The DC-3 departed Lafayette, IN at 08:36 for a ferry flight to Morgantown. The plane was on a VOR instrument approach to land when it struck trees and crashed on a wooded hillside.
Weather at 11:18 EST was Ceiling 600 feet broken, 800 feet overcast, visibility 2 miles, light rain and fog; wind north, 12 knots with gusts to 20 knots, altitude setting 29.42in.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's execution of an instrument approach in an aircraft not equipped with navigational instrumentation appropriate to the ground facilities being used."

» CAB Accident Report File No. 1-0017
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (10-16)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Lafayette-Purdue University Airport, IN en Morgantown Airport, WV bedraagt 600 km (375 miles).

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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