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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 29 February 1968
Time:13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Millers Aviation
Registration: N525W
MSN: 20054
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Statesville Municipal Airport, NC (SVH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Statesville Municipal Airport, NC (SVH/KSVH), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
In poor weather conditions, blowing snow, the DC-3 suffered an engine failure on takeoff. The aircraft collided with trees.

Registration also quoted as N125H.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts, conditions - anti-icing/deicing equipment-improper operation of/or failed to use
miscellaneous acts, conditions - ice-carburetor
FACTORS:
weather - conditions conducive to carb./induction system icing
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.

Sources:
» NTSB


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