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Date:Wednesday 27 July 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Registration: N4994E
MSN: 12442
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gallup Airport, NM (GUP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gallup-Senator Clark Airport, NM (GUP/KGUP), United States of America
Destination airport:Albuquerque Sunport Airport, NM (ABQ/KABQ), United States of America
Flightnumber: 188
Swerved off the runway and ended up in a ditch.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Co-pilot - improper operation of brakes and/or flight controls; 2) Pilot-in-command - failed to maintain directional control, failed to abort takeoff, and inadequate supervision of flight."

» NTSB File # 1-0043


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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 Gallup-Senator Clark Airport, NM to Albuquerque Sunport Airport, NM as the crow flies is 203 km (127 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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