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Fecha:lunes 27 junio 1966
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-208
Operador:Aeronaut Air Services
Registración: N17337
Numéro de série: 1962
Año de Construcción: 1937
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Long Beach, MS (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, MS (GPT/KGPT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY/KMSY), Estados Unidos de América
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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