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Date:Thursday 10 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3B-202A
Operator:J.H. Logsdon
Registration: N139D
MSN: 2027
First flight: 1938
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Malcolm Island Airport, SK (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Malcolm Island Airport, SK, Canada
Destination airport:Duluth International Airport, MN (DLH/KDLH), United States of America
Directional control was lost on takeoff; the aircraft swerved off the runway at a 60-70 knots speed and continued for 1500 feet before coming to rest. Some control locks were not removed during pre-flight checks. The takeoff was hurried to clear the runway for a landing aircraft.
The co-pilot on this flight, reported to ASN that all control surface locks were removed before takeoff. He said "The NTSB came to their conclusion by finding streamers from control locks on the airfield."

Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control



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Distance from Malcolm Island Airport, SK to Duluth International Airport, MN as the crow flies is 1306 km (816 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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