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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Datum:Montag 27 Juni 1966
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-208
Fluggesellschaft:Aeronaut Air Services
Kennzeichen: N17337
Werknummer: 1962
Baujahr: 1937
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Long Beach, MS (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, MS (GPT/KGPT), USA
Flug nach:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY/KMSY), USA
The no. 2 engine failed on climb out and the crew attempted to return to the airport. The pilot-in-command failed to maintain flying speed and the aircraft stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "No.3 piston failed due to oil starvation resulting from inadequate maintenance and inspection."



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, MS to New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA as the crow flies is 122 km (76 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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